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Sustainability 2015, 7(2), 1661-1689; doi:10.3390/su7021661

Developing a Green Supplier Selection Model by Using the DANP with VIKOR

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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan City 32023, Taiwan
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Department of Travel and Eco-tourism, Tungnan University, New Taipei City 222, Taiwan
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Department of Business Administration, National Central University, Taoyuan City 32001, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Giuseppe Ioppolo
Received: 14 December 2014 / Accepted: 22 January 2015 / Published: 5 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Abstract

This study proposes a novel hybrid multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) method to evaluate green suppliers in an electronics company. Seventeen criteria in two dimensions concerning environmental and management systems were identified under the Code of Conduct of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). Following this, the Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) used the Analytic Network Process (ANP) method (known as DANP) to determine both the importance of evaluation criteria in selecting suppliers and the causal relationships between them. Finally, the VlseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR) method was used to evaluate the environmental performances of suppliers and to obtain a solution under each evaluation criterion. An illustrative example of an electronics company was presented to demonstrate how to select green suppliers. View Full-Text
Keywords: supplier selection; environmental performance; EICC; DANP; VIKOR supplier selection; environmental performance; EICC; DANP; VIKOR
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Kuo, T.C.; Hsu, C.-W.; Li, J.-Y. Developing a Green Supplier Selection Model by Using the DANP with VIKOR. Sustainability 2015, 7, 1661-1689.

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