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Application of Kim-Nelson Optimization and Simulation Algorithm for the Ranking and Selecting Supplier


Feili, H and Rezaei Vandchali, H and Firooze, H and Nouri, M, Application of Kim-Nelson Optimization and Simulation Algorithm for the Ranking and Selecting Supplier, Proceedings of Recent researches in economics and management transformation, 2011, Angers, France, pp. 143-148. ISBN 9781618040534 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Selecting strategic suppliers has always played a significant role in long-term organizational plans. What is noteworthy in this process is the data on the basis of which the organization implements its supplier selection model, that is; uncertainty in the value of these data and the effect of uncontrollable factors on decision-making criteria can play a significant role in selecting a strategic supplier. In this paper, by using KimNelson optimization and simulation method, the problem of ranking and selecting the suppliers has been solved. Finally, the suppliers of a software production company have been evaluated and ranked by using the criteria presented in this method and the results have been compared with Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. The results indicate that due to considering the effect of uncontrollable factors on random criteria, Kim-Nelson method has a higher efficiency and the ranking obtained from it is of higher reliability and acceptability.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Ranking and selection, supplier, Optimization and simulation, Kim-Nelson Algorithm, AHP
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Supply and Demand
ID Code:130953
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2019-02-21
Last Modified:2019-10-23
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