A Multi-criteria Decision-making Model for Evaluating Suppliers in Green SCM

Wen Jiang, Chan Huang


In order to develop recycle economy and friendly saving environment, many business enterprises have deployed green supply chain management (GSCM) practices. By employing related theorise of GSCM, organizations expect to minimize the environment impact caused by their commercial and industrial activities in supply chain. Different suppliers may provide different GSCM practices, so evaluating their GSCM performance to rank the green suppliers is an important aspect in practice. In this paper, a novel decision method named fuzzy generalized regret decision-making method is proposed. The fuzzy generalized regret decision-making method is based on ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operator, which is used to effectively aggregate individual regrets related to all stats of nature for an alternative under fuzzy decision-making environment. By combing the proposed method with the application background of GSCM practices, a novel fuzzy decision model for evaluating GSCM performance is further proposed. In the proposed model, the regret of decision maker is taken into consideration with an aim of minimizing the dissatisfaction when choosing the best green supplier. Individual regrets related to all criteria for a green supplier are aggregated to obtain effective regret. Finally, the green suppliers can be ranked according to the effective regrets. A numerical example is used to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.


generalized regret decision making; green supply chain; multi-criteria decision making; fuzzy set theory

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