A MADM Approach in Suppliers Selection
Supply involves complex decision processes: supplier selection, negotiation of contracts, purchase itself, etc.
Decision making in suppliers’ selection is a complex multi-attribute process and requires to use a lot of criteria, sometimes
conflicting. The paper presents a software application and a case study for suppliers’ selection by making use of MADM
models. There are three stages: to determine the importance’s vector of the attributes associated with the attributes, to
determine the characteristics of each decision variants in relation to each attribute, to evaluate the overall importance of each
decision-making. By making use of the AHP method, the best supplier is selected.
Index Terms - Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method, Electronic-Business (e-Business), Multi-Attribute Decision
Making (MADM), Supply Chain Management (SCM).