Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10490,
  title    = {TOPSIS Method for Supplier Selection Problem},
  author    = {Omid Jadidi and  Fatemeh Firouzi and  Enzo Bagliery},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {Supplier selection, in real situation, is affected by
several qualitative and quantitative factors and is one of the most
important activities of purchasing department. Since at the time of
evaluating suppliers against the criteria or factors, decision makers
(DMS) do not have precise, exact and complete information, supplier
selection becomes more difficult. In this case, Grey theory helps us
to deal with this problem of uncertainty. Here, we apply Technique
for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS)
method to evaluate and select the best supplier by using interval
fuzzy numbers. Through this article, we compare TOPSIS with some
other approaches and afterward demonstrate that the concept of
TOPSIS is very important for ranking and selecting right supplier.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {4},
  number    = {11},
  year      = {2010},
  pages     = {2198 - 2200},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10490},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=47},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 47, 2010},
}