Assessing resilience and sustainability of suppliers: an extension and application of data envelopment analytical hierarchy process

Majid Azadi, Zohreh Moghaddas, Reza Farzipoor Saen*

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In the globalization era, assessing the resilience and sustainability of suppliers is a key issue in supply chains (SCs). The literature survey shows data envelopment analysis (DEA) and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) are the two most effective approaches for evaluating suppliers. To take full advantage of these powerful approaches, we propose a novel data envelopment analytical hierarchy process (DEAHP) model. To this end, first, we combine the multiplier form of the slacks-based measure (SBM) model with goal programming (GP) and a common set of weights model to reduce the possibility of alternative optimal solutions. Then, we try to reduce the number of alternative optimal solutions of CSW. Next, to find the range of optimal weights, by setting the optimal objective functions to a constant value, minimum and maximum weights of inputs and outputs are calculated. Finally, to choose the weights, three strategies are suggested. Using the optimal weights, we calculate the pairwise comparison matrix and rank suppliers. To demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed approach, a case study in the resin industry is given.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Common set of weight (CSW)
  • Data envelopment analytical hierarchy process (DEAHP)
  • Goal programming (GP)
  • Performance measurement
  • Resilient-sustainable suppliers
  • Slacks-based measure (SBM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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