Supplier selection criteria in fractal supply network

SAAD, Sameh, ARIRIGUZO, Julian and PERERA, Terrence (2013). Supplier selection criteria in fractal supply network. In: EMMANOUILIDIS, Christos, TAISCH, Marco and KIRITSIS, Dimitris, (eds.) Advances in Production Management Systems. Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services. IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2012, Rhodes, Greece, September 24-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, Part II. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (398). Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 544-551.

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Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) collaborate with their key suppliers in a new form of hands-on partnership. The Fractal supply network is distinct from the traditional supply chain because of the inherent congenital fractal characteristics. This paper uses the Analytic Hierarchy/Network Process (AH/NP) approach to provide a strict methodology and criteria ranking in the complicated decision-making process of exploring the suitability, selection and maintenance of few, albeit reliable and high quality suppliers prior to going into the Fractal Manufacturing Partnership (FMP). Selecting the right set of suppliers without undermining essential competitive factors and material costs is of strategic importance in forming this alliance and could help or hinder the inherent strength in the collaboration. The outcome from this research project is a simple, systematic, logical and mathematical guide to user of OEMs in making robust and informed supplier selection decision prior to going into FMP from a fractal supply network perspective.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN:1868-4238
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Automation and Robotics Research > Sheaf Solutions
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Page Range: 544-551
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 13:49
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:23

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