Evaluation and Selection of Efficient Suppliers in terms of Uncertainty -The Grey Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

Document Type : Research Paper



Evaluation and selection of efficient suppliers is one of the important issues of supply chain management more than dependent the cost index is associated to a wide range of quantitative and qualitative indicators. Many approaches of multiple criteria decision making has to selection of suppliers that Data Envelopment of Analysis (DEA) is one the useful methods. On the other hand, with considering the uncertainty in the real word, evaluation and suppliers selection problem becomes a complex decision problem. Grey theory is one of the theories that used for uncertainty condition. In this study to access real results in evaluation and selection of efficient suppliers, a developed grey data envelopment analysis model is presented that achieve with considering decision makers (DM) preferences about the inputs and outputs.


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Volume 21, Issue 81 - Serial Number 81
February 2017
Pages 181-203
  • Receive Date: 21 November 2015
  • Revise Date: 03 September 2016
  • Accept Date: 04 September 2016
  • First Publish Date: 19 February 2017