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Supplier sustainability performance evaluation and selection: a framework and methodology

Supplier sustainability performance evaluation and selection: a framework and methodology
Supplier sustainability performance evaluation and selection: a framework and methodology
This study proposes a supplier sustainability performance evaluation framework for evaluating and selecting suppliers based on their sustainability performance. An integrated model which uses fuzzy-Shannon Entropy to determine the sustainability criteria weights and fuzzy-Inference system to prioritize suppliers from the individual sustainability dimensions perspective is proposed to aid in the evaluation and selection. A Pakistan manufacturing company is used to exemplify the applicability and usefulness of the proposed suppliers' sustainability performance evaluation decision framework. The results show that amongst the economic, environmental and social sustainability dimensions, three criteria, namely: ‘Quality’ (10.87%), ‘Cleaner Technology Implementation’ (11.51%) and ‘Information Disclosure’ (13.75%), respectively, are the topmost ranked criteria. Across the triple-sustainability dimensions, suppliers 3 was ranked the topmost suppliers overall. This means that, to improve the sustainability of the company's supply chain, supplier 3 is most appropriate and recommended amongst the four suppliers for partnership. Managerial implications, limitations and further research directions are discussed.
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Khan, Sharfuddin Ahmed, Kusi-Sarpong, Simonov, Arhin, Francis Kow and Kusi-sarpong, Horsten (2018) Supplier sustainability performance evaluation and selection: a framework and methodology. Journal of Cleaner Production, 205, 964-979. (doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.144).

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This study proposes a supplier sustainability performance evaluation framework for evaluating and selecting suppliers based on their sustainability performance. An integrated model which uses fuzzy-Shannon Entropy to determine the sustainability criteria weights and fuzzy-Inference system to prioritize suppliers from the individual sustainability dimensions perspective is proposed to aid in the evaluation and selection. A Pakistan manufacturing company is used to exemplify the applicability and usefulness of the proposed suppliers' sustainability performance evaluation decision framework. The results show that amongst the economic, environmental and social sustainability dimensions, three criteria, namely: ‘Quality’ (10.87%), ‘Cleaner Technology Implementation’ (11.51%) and ‘Information Disclosure’ (13.75%), respectively, are the topmost ranked criteria. Across the triple-sustainability dimensions, suppliers 3 was ranked the topmost suppliers overall. This means that, to improve the sustainability of the company's supply chain, supplier 3 is most appropriate and recommended amongst the four suppliers for partnership. Managerial implications, limitations and further research directions are discussed.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 September 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 September 2018
Published date: 20 December 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 434517
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434517
ISSN: 0959-6526
PURE UUID: 8e607396-6860-4aad-8ffb-4f2af46e3ada
ORCID for Simonov Kusi-Sarpong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1618-2518

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Date deposited: 25 Sep 2019 16:30
Last modified: 27 Apr 2022 05:14

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Author: Sharfuddin Ahmed Khan
Author: Francis Kow Arhin
Author: Horsten Kusi-sarpong

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