Supplier performance measurement of palm oil industries from a sustainable point of view in Malaysia

Author(s): Atefeh Amindoust, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Ali Saghafinia

The Malaysian palmoilmanufacturing is composed of related parts which produce different kinds of products for their customers. Due to the growth of knowledge on sustainability issues in supply chain management, all of components of the chain must have affinity with sustainability paradigm; this includes the suppliers. So, efficient supply chain by sustainable suppliers is inevitable for palmoil industry to meet the rising global demand. Since, the nature of supplier selection is a multi-criteria decision making problem, this paper applies data envelopments analysis (DEA) to select appropriate suppliers. Sustainable supplier selection criteria which derived frominterviews are considered as inputs and outputs forDEAmodel.

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