A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Supplier Selection and Optimization of Supply Chains

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Mujkić Zlatan, Qorri Ardian, Kraslawski Andrzej, Gashi Saranda
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 2
Start page: 98
End page: 110
Number of pages: 13
ISSN: 2306-9856
eISSN: 2306-0662
JUFO level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


selection is one of the most important components of supply chain management.
The main objective of this exercise is to select best suppliers based on
different criteria. Those criteria are often closely related with
sustainability and are set by the decision-maker. Hence, the objective of this
paper is to integrate sustainability and decision-making. The sustainability
aspect of the model includes economic, environmental and social dimensions and
strategic level of decision-making criteria. The methodology used in this paper
is mathematical modeling and the problem is formulated as mixed integer linear
programming. The integration of sustainability and supplier selection is
presented on an illustrative example of a bio-fuel supply chain. The best multi-objective
solution is obtained using the weighting sum method. The study indicates that
the integration of several sustainability aspects and supplier selection can be
useful for decision making process. The main contribution of this work is the
integration of supplier selection with the sustainability of supply chains.

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