Volume 53, Number 1, January–March 2019
|Page(s)||223 - 241|
|Published online||14 February 2019|
An integrated Fuzzy ANP-MOP approach for partner selection problem and order allocation optimization: The case of virtual enterprise configuration
Sfax University, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Mechanics, 3038, Sfax, Tunisia
2 University of Gabès, National Engineering School of Gabès (ENIG), 6072 Gabès, Tunisia
3 Sfax University, National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), Mechanics, Modelling and Production Research Laboratory (LA2MP), BP 1173 – 3038 Sfax, Tunisia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 19 June 2018
Virtual networked enterprises have become a necessity for organizations to integrate better with the highly competitive markets in the 21st century. Virtual Enterprise (VE) depends on the performance of its members. Hence, the development of an effective methodology for the evaluation and selection of the suitable partners is a crucial issue toward forming a successful VE. The aim of this paper is to address the partner selection problem and order allocation optimization for the VE creation from Virtual organizations Breeding Environments (VBE) to respond to a specific Business Opportunity (BO). In this context, an exhaustive list of evaluation criteria is identified. A two-stage methodic approach is also proposed to make an objective evaluation for selecting the suitable partners of a VE with considering the BO requirements. In the first stage, a fuzzy analytical network process is used to determine the weights of the partner evaluation criteria. In the second stage, the obtained criteria weights are incorporated into a multi-objective programming model, which is solved using Weighted Sum Method to identify the appropriate VE configuration. Two illustrative examples artificially designed as well as a real case study from a network in textile sector are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed approach.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 90B50
Key words: Virtual Enterprise / partner selection / order allocation / Fuzzy ANP / multi-objective programming
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