Corporate Social Responsibility-Based Supplier Selection Process in Sustainable Supply Chains

Corporate Social Responsibility-Based Supplier Selection Process in Sustainable Supply Chains

Lei Xu (Tianjin University of Technology, China), Xiaoran Shi (Tianjin University of Technology, China), Yu Xie (Tianjin University of Technology, China) and Sang-Bing Tsai (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (Zhongshan Institute), China & Nankai University, China)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3537-9.ch003

Abstract

Due to the rising importance of the global interdependence, decisions related to supplier selection rely on not only corporate operation conditions, but also corporate social responsibility (CSR). Under this circumstance, this chapter focuses on a supplier selection problem concerning CSR. Particularly, seven criteria and their corresponding importance for supplier selection are analyzed. Meanwhile, some relevant sub-criteria are included as well. Based on existing literature review and managerial interviews obtained from leaders in the southern region of India, these issues are compared and ranked. In this chapter, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is conducted to identify the importance of these considered criteria and sub-criteria. Finally, the chapter concludes with a presentation of rankings and priorities of the proposed seven criteria. Given the obtained results and recommendations, it would be helpful to establish a useful method for selecting the best supplier based on CSR.
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Background

In this section, a review of the prior studies regarding supplier selection is conducted. First of all, the primitive criteria considered in supplier selection and the ways in which rankings were arranged are explained. Second, multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methodologies for supplier evaluation utilized in these studies are discussed.

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