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A fuzzy model for the evaluation of suppliers of material resources to machine-building enterprises


  • Evgeniya Kozlova

    (Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology)

  • Vladimir Volynsky

    (Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology)


The subject of our research is the process of selecting a supplier of material resources to machine-building enterprises. The aim of this work is to identify factors that improve the process of supplier selection of material resources to large enterprises. Testing this model is made on the example of the “KRANEKS” machinebuilding enterprise. The methodological basis of the scientific research is work in the fields of systems analysis, management accounting, and econometrics. As a result of the research, a methodology and estimation algorithm of suppliers was developed, as well as a hierarchical model of fuzzy inference to supplier evaluation. These developments are mainly aimed at supporting decision making in choosing the best provider for a machine-building enterprise. These developments mainly focused on decision support in choosing the best provider for an engineering enterprise whose list of material resources runs into the thousands. They are aimed at improving the efficiency of administrative decisions in the supplier selection process of machine-building enterprises and improving the work process of their purchasing departments.

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  • Evgeniya Kozlova & Vladimir Volynsky, 2016. "A fuzzy model for the evaluation of suppliers of material resources to machine-building enterprises," International Economics, University of Lodz, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, issue 15, pages 245-277, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ann:inecon:y:2016:i:15:p:245-277

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    1. Amid, A. & Ghodsypour, S.H. & O'Brien, C., 2006. "Fuzzy multiobjective linear model for supplier selection in a supply chain," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 104(2), pages 394-407, December.
    2. Cheng-Yuan Ku & Ching-Ter Chang & Hui-Ping Ho, 2010. "Global supplier selection using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process and fuzzy goal programming," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 44(4), pages 623-640, June.
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    supplier selection; preliminary assessment of the supplier; purchase; procurement strategy; complexity of the procurement; priority supplier; selection criteria; mathematical models; fuzzy models; AHP-fuzzy model;

    JEL classification:

    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • C45 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Neural Networks and Related Topics
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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