Green Supplier Evaluation by Using an Integrated Fuzzy AHP- VIKOR Approach

Document Type : Research Paper


1 School of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz branch, Shiraz, Iran


In the previous decade, fossil energy resources shortage and environmental challenges such as air and water pollution, global warming, and greenhouse-gas emissions, etc. have increased environmental concerns considerably. Since, one of the most practical and useful solutions to decrease environmental pollutants is to deploy green purchasing and clean energies by organizations or even governments. Thus, the construction of renewable-energy power plants and, consequently, the green supplier selection for these plants’ equipment has become more important. With this respect, this article presents a novel approach to assess and select green suppliers of a solar power plant. The proposed approach integrates Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process and VIKOR (Vise Kriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje) methodologies. The results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed approach as a practical tool to assist managers and CEOs (Chief Executive Officers) of electric power industry in assessing suppliers of solar power plant’s equipment.


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