Evaluation and Selection of Green Suppliers Using Fuzzy VIKOR and Fuzzy TOPSIS

Evaluation and Selection of Green Suppliers Using Fuzzy VIKOR and Fuzzy TOPSIS

Sasikumar P. (Abu Dhabi Women's College, UAE) and Vimal K. E. K. (Vellore Institute of Technology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5424-0.ch012
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Green supplier selection is considered to be one of the prominent strategic ways to determine the success of whole supply chain in recent times. In this chapter, fuzzy VIKOR and fuzzy TOPSIS methods are used to select the suitable green supplier under fuzzy environment. The green supplier evaluation approach is demonstrated with a real-world case study involving textile manufacturing industry in southern part of India concerning 11 foremost evaluation criteria that the company has determined to select the most suitable supplier. The compromising solution for the four decision makers in Fuzzy VIKOR corroborate with the compromising solution of Fuzzy TOPSIS method. The application of proposed method in the case organization helps to identify the appropriate supplier systematically. The result offer useful insight for the managers to select the suitable supplier to improve the environmental image of the organization.
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Environmental concern is a reality all over the world and that is the reason why green production has become more popular in almost every industry. The study and management of Industrial pollution has been a critical issue to the society for ever. Greening of suppliers is an important aspect in an external environmental supply chain and a green supplier evaluation system is necessary for a firm in determining the suitability of a supplier as a partner in the green supply chain.

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