An intuitionistic fuzzy Choquet integral operator based methodology for environmental criteria integrated supplier evaluation process|
Supplier evaluation problems deal with selecting appropriate suppliers considering multiple criteria, which may be related with qualitative and quantitative aspects. Traditional supplier selection criteria contain criteria such as cost, capacity, delivery reliability, flexibility, and responsiveness, etc. However, due to the increasing level of environmental problems, it is a necessity to take environmental criteria into account together with the traditional decision criteria in the supplier evaluation processes of companies. Considering this necessity, this paper proposes a decision making methodology for environmental criteria integrated supplier evaluation processes. A methodology based on intuitionistic fuzzy Choquet integral operator is utilized to take into account vagueness of the decision environment and the interactions among the criteria. This methodology also provides the consideration of the satisfaction and dissatisfaction degrees of alternatives for each criterion with the help of intuitionistic fuzzy values. In addition, the effects of the criteria weights to the final ranking of suppliers are analyzed via sensitivity analyses.
Fuzzy sets; Multi-criteria decision making; Supplier selection; Sustainability