%0 Journal Article
	%A Mohammad Najafi Nobar and  Bahareh Pourmehr and  Mehdi Hajimirarab
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 55, 2011
	%T A Scenario Oriented Supplier Selection by Considering a Multi Tier Supplier Network
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4661
	%V 55
	%X One of the main processes of supply chain
management is supplier selection process which its accurate
implementation can dramatically increase company competitiveness.
In presented article model developed based on the features of
second tiers suppliers and four scenarios are predicted in order to
help the decision maker (DM) in making up his/her mind. In addition
two tiers of suppliers have been considered as a chain of suppliers.
Then the proposed approach is solved by a method combined of
concepts of fuzzy set theory (FST) and linear programming (LP)
which has been nourished by real data extracted from an engineering
design and supplying parts company. At the end results reveal the
high importance of considering second tier suppliers features as
criteria for selecting the best supplier.
	%P 1371 - 1378