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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2021. 17(4), article 1, 456-476; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021-313


Hande Erdogan, Nedret Tosun

Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey


Background: The fierce competitive advantage in the global market depends largely on the integration of all supply chain networks. This network facilitates the movement of information and materials through the suppliers and end customers with a focus on planning and managing. This integration can result in the meeting demands of customer orders being affected by the performance of the suppliers. As a result of this integration, it can be considered that the performance of the suppliers is important in fulfilling customer orders on time. Evaluating and selecting suppliers is greatly influencing the performance of the supply network.

Methods: Selecting the proper supplier is a multi-criteria decision-making problem which includes both quantitative and qualitative criteria. A two-stage decision making method is proposed in the study under sustainability dimension. First, SWARA method is used to determine the relative importance of criteria and than WASPAS method is used to evaluate and rank the given alternatives.

Results: A real-life case study is given for the selected approach. Also, sensitivity analysis is given. This selected alternative confirms the preferences of decision makers as it is a company that operates internationally and has a reputation and awareness in sustainability within its own country.

Conclusions: Due to the increase in awareness on sustainability and the resulting regulations, the issue of sustainability in supply chains and sustainable supplier selection has become an important issue for companies. It is aimed to examine the supplier selection of a company in an electronics sector on a "sustainable" basis, considering from economic, environmental and social aspects.  In this study, which was carried out to fill the literature gap identified in this field and to propose a systematic approach to sustainable supplier selection, a hybrid method which consists of both SWARA and WASPAS method have been used to evaluate the suppliers under the sustainability dimensions. With the help of a hybrid model, decision makers can manage conflict management of individual challenges using an analytical process.

Keywords: sustainable supplier selection, multi-criteria decision-making, SWARA, WASPAS
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MLA Erdogan, Hande, and Nedret Tosun. "Evaluation of sustainable supplier problem: a hybrid decision making model based on SWARA-WASPAS ." Logforum 17.4 (2021): 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021-313
APA Hande Erdogan, Nedret Tosun (2021). Evaluation of sustainable supplier problem: a hybrid decision making model based on SWARA-WASPAS . Logforum 17 (4), 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021-313
ISO 690 ERDOGAN, Hande, TOSUN, Nedret. Evaluation of sustainable supplier problem: a hybrid decision making model based on SWARA-WASPAS . Logforum, 2021, 17.4: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021-313