The optimization model of the vendor selection for the joint procurement from a total cost of ownership perspective

Fubin Pan

Abstract


Purpose: This paper is an attempt to establish the mathematical programming model of the vendor selection for the joint procurement from a total cost of ownership perspective.

Design/methodology/approach: Fuzzy genetic algorithm is employed to solve the model, and the data set of the ball bearings purchasing problem is illustrated as a numerical analysis.

Findings: According to the results, it can be seen that the performance of the optimization model is pretty good and can reduce the total costs of the procurement.

Originality/value: The contribution of this paper is threefold. First, a literature review and classification of the published vendor selection models is shown in this paper. Second, a mathematical programming model of the vendor selection for the joint procurement from a total cost of ownership perspective is established. Third, an empirical study is displayed to illustrate the application of the proposed model to evaluate and identify the best vendors for ball bearing procurement, and the results show that it could reduce the total costs as much as twenty percent after the optimization.


Keywords


vendor selection, joint procurement, fuzzy genetic algorithm

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/jiem.1551


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Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2008-2019

Online ISSN: 2013-0953; Print ISSN: 2013-8423; Online DL: B-28744-2008

Publisher: OmniaScience