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Evaluation of Potential Manufacturing Suppliers Using Analytical Hierarchy Process and Cluster Analysis for Benchmarking
A. Cazan, A.W.M Lung, Adnan, Godfried Williams, M. Safa
Pages - 36 - 47     |    Revised - 05-08-2009     |    Published - 01-09-2009
Volume - 3   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - June 2009  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) , Cluster Analysis , Decision , Outsourcee, Outsourcee Selection
ABSTRACT
This paper proposes an assessment method for the potential outsourcees (suppliers) in agreement with the benchmark evaluated for a set of surveyed UK based companies. The results of the survey are ordered using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Cluster Analysis (CA). The partial and total evaluation score of each supplier is compared with the benchmark. The outsourcee that achieves the highest total score could be considered as the most suitable match. The result of integrating AHP and CA may be applied as an effective method for matching and evaluating the right outsourcee in the manufacturing sector.
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Mr. A. Cazan
University of East London, UK - United Kingdom
Mr. A.W.M Lung
Kingston University - United Kingdom
Mr. Adnan
- United Kingdom
a2adnan@uel.ac.uk
Dr. Godfried Williams
- United Kingdom
Mr. M. Safa
Kingston University - United Kingdom