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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Selecting green suppliers based on GSCM practices: Using Fuzzy TOPSIS applied to a Brazilian electronics company
Authors: Kannan, Devika
Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa
Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta
Contact Email: c.j.chiappettajabbour@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Green supply chain management (GSCM)
Green supplier selection
Fuzzy set theory
TOPSIS
Triangular fuzzy number
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Kannan D, Jabbour ABSdL & Jabbour CJC (2014) Selecting green suppliers based on GSCM practices: Using Fuzzy TOPSIS applied to a Brazilian electronics company, European Journal of Operational Research, 233 (2), pp. 432-447.
Abstract: Due to an increased awareness and significant environmental pressures from various stakeholders, companies have begun to realize the significance of incorporating green practices into their daily activities. This paper proposes a framework using Fuzzy TOPSIS to select green suppliers for a Brazilian electronics company; our framework is built on the criteria of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices. An empirical analysis is made, and the data are collected from a set of 12 available suppliers. We use a fuzzy TOPSIS approach to rank the suppliers, and the results of the proposed framework are compared with the ranks obtained by both the geometric mean and the graded mean methods of fuzzy TOPSIS methodology. Then a Spearman rank correlation coefficient is used to find the statistical difference between the ranks obtained by the three methods. Finally, a sensitivity analysis has been performed to examine the influence of the preferences given by the decision makers for the chosen GSCM practices on the selection of green suppliers. Results indicate that the four dominant criteria are Commitment of senior management to GSCM; Product designs that reduce, reuse, recycle, or reclaim materials, components, or energy; Compliance with legal environmental requirements and auditing programs; and Product designs that avoid or reduce toxic or hazardous material use.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23686
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.07.023
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Affiliation: University of Southern Denmark
Sao Paulo State University
Economics

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