Supplier Selection through AHP-VIKOR Integrated Methodology

International Journal of Industrial Engineering
© 2016 by SSRG - IJIE Journal
Volume 3 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : K.G.Durga Prasad, M.V.Prasad, S.V.V.Bhaskara Rao and C.S.Patro
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K.G.Durga Prasad, M.V.Prasad, S.V.V.Bhaskara Rao and C.S.Patro, "Supplier Selection through AHP-VIKOR Integrated Methodology," SSRG International Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. 3,  no. 3, pp. 1-6, 2016. Crossref,


Supplier selection is one of the significant aspects of any supply chain. The incorrect decision on supplier selection affects not only the specific buyer but also the entire supply chain. The selection of good supplier may lead to reduce purchasing risk, maximize overall value to the purchaser and to establish reliable long-term relationships between buyers and suppliers. In fact, supplier selection is a multi-criteria decision making problem which includes both qualitative and quantitative factors. In this paper a methodology has been proposed by integrating Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Multi-criteria Optimization and Compromise Solution technique called VIKOR with a view to resolving the uncertainty while selecting the best one among various alternatives. A case study has been conducted in a manufacturing company to demonstrate the proposed methodology.


Supplier selection, Multi-criteria decision making, AHP, VIKOR.


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