American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Supplier Selection and Performance Evaluation of Telecommunication Company

Atefeh Amindoust, Shamsuddin Ahmed and Ali Saghafinia

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2012.49.52

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 1

Pages 49-52


Problem statement: In today’s manufacturing outsourcing of resources has significant importance. Efficient supplier selection process is a central part in supply chain management for enterprises for outsourcing. Approach: The nature of supplier selection is a multi criteria decision making problem and in the selection process multiple criteria must be considered. In this study a multiple attribute utility theory base on Data Envelopments Analysis (DEA) applied to tackle this problem with consideration of some inputs and outputs. Results: A real case study was implemented to show the application of DEA method and through this method the efficient and inefficent suppliers were identified to ranking them. Conclusion: DEA is a tactical model to cope with multiple criteria in purchasing decisions.


© 2012 Atefeh Amindoust, Shamsuddin Ahmed and Ali Saghafinia. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.