Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Supplier selection problem: A literature review of Multi-criteria approaches based on DEA

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    Supplier selection problem usually is very complicated, because variety of uncontrollable and unpredictable factors affect on evaluation and decision-making process. Various decision making approaches have been proposed to tackle the problem as part of a general tendering process, particularly those of multi-criteria analysis which use both quantitative and qualitative data. Specifically for this problem have been proposed methodologies and techniques included methods such as Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Analytic Network Process (ANP), Case-Based Reasoning (CBR), Genetic Algorithms (GA), SMART theory (Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique) and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). This paper reviews the literature of the multi-criteria decision making approaches for evaluation and selection supplier based on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and (its their) combinations.