International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

ELECTION OF SUPPLIERS BY FUZZY TOPSIS MODEL; SAMPLE STUDY FROM TURKEY
Ali ELEREN, Cengiz YILMAZ

Abstract
Health of textile firms relays on several strategic choices including election of appropriate suppliers which involves consideration of many objective and subjective decision attributes and evaluating process is very complex and costly. Evaluation values for choosing of suppliers are expressed with triangular numbers. Fuzzy matrix is appraised by measuring the distances between evolution values of each supplier’s values that indicates the intensity of preferences. In according to the intensity of preferences a ranking order is for all suppliers prepared for decision making. Study took place in Usak/Turkey which includes a survey questionnaire subjected to 102 companies and their owner managers to determine alternative supplier by using TOPSIS model. Results of the study lead us to determine the criterions which are limited to 15 criterions; likewise alternative suppliers are also limited to 9 options. Study aimed to list possible alternative supplier options by using TOPSIS model in according to their scores.

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