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A Novel Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model: Interval Rough SAW Method for Sustainable Supplier Selection

Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering Doboj, University of East Sarajevo, Vojvode Mišića 52, 74000 Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, Majke Jugovića 4, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Department of Logistics, Military Academy, University of Defence in Belgrade, Pavla Jurišića Sturma 33, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Department for Social Sciences, Institute for Scientific Research and Development Brcko district BiH, 76100 Brcko District, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Information 2019, 10(10), 292;
Received: 19 August 2019 / Accepted: 19 September 2019 / Published: 22 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Information Applications)
Sustainability in a supply chain is a demand on the one hand and a challenge on the other. It is necessary to balance between these dimensions in order to fulfill the purpose of the supply chain. Therefore, in the first phase—i.e., in procurement—it is necessary to take into account its sustainability. In this paper, a sustainable supplier was selected respecting all three aspects of sustainability. The evaluation was carried out on the basis of a total of 21 criteria arranged into two levels and three groups. A new Interval Rough SAW (simple additive weighting) method, which represents a contribution to the treatment of problems belonging to the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM), was developed. The integration of interval rough numbers with the SAW method was completed. In addition, the full consistency method (FUCOM) was applied to determine the weights of the criteria. The integrated FUCOM-Interval Rough SAW model enables treatment of multi-criteria problems while reducing subjectivity to the lowest possible level and eliminating uncertainties and ambiguities. The results obtained were determined throughout a sensitivity analysis consisting of a change in the weight of the criteria and the influence of dynamic matrices on the change in ranks. In addition, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient (SCC) was calculated to confirm the stability of the previously obtained results. View Full-Text
Keywords: interval rough SAW; sustainable supplier; procurement; MCDM interval rough SAW; sustainable supplier; procurement; MCDM
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Stević, Ž.; Durmić, E.; Gajić, M.; Pamučar, D.; Puška, A. A Novel Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model: Interval Rough SAW Method for Sustainable Supplier Selection. Information 2019, 10, 292.

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