Developing an imprecise-WPF-SBM-undesirable model for supplier selection

Majid Azadi, Reza Farzipoor Saen*

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Selection of appropriate suppliers is one of the important strategies for enhancing the quality of output of any company, which has a direct effect on the company's reputation. Worst practice frontier-slack-based measure (WPF-SBM) model is one of the new model in data envelopment analysis. In this paper, imprecise data envelopment analysis approach and undesirable outputs are used to develop WPF-SBM model. Then, the proposed model is applied for a supplier selection problem. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-614
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Business Innovation and Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Desirable output
  • Idea
  • Imprecise data envelopment analysis
  • SCM
  • Supplier selection
  • Supply chain management
  • Undesirable outputs
  • Worst practice frontier-slackbased measure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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