Using Integration of Fuzzy AHP – VIKOR for Selecting the Best Strategy in Green Supply Chain Management

Ahmad Jafarnejad Chaghooshi, Mohammad Karimi Zarchi

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Increasingly, firms have recognized the significance of environmental issues in gaining competitive advantage. Many firms have searched for mechanisms that integrate environmental supply chain practices and performance objectives. This paper presents an integrated approach for selecting the best green supply chain management strategy. In this paper key performance indicator (KPI) are criteria and strategies are alternatives. Fuzzy AHP and VIKOR are used in the integrated approach. Fuzzy AHP is used to determine the fuzzy weights of criteria because it can effectively determine various criteria’s weights in a hierarchical structure. VIKOR aims to rank strategies with respect to the criteria. We apply the integrated approach in real case to demonstrate the application of the proposed method.


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