Using AHP and TOPSIS Approaches in Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Supplier Selection
Comparing with others, the supply chain of nuclear power plant (NPP) has its special characteristics, which not only on product safety, but also on the life cycle of supplier as well as requirement of environment, the selection of the appropriate supplier requires independent evaluation index system. For these reasons, based on establishing an evaluation index system, an integrated framework is proposed to approach the supplier selection problem in NPP supply chain systems utilizing analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and improved technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS). Then the ranking of the suppliers are determined according to their results. Finally, for application and verification, an empirical study is performed to demonstrate the integrated model and identify the suitable supplier(s).
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
G. Yang et al., "Using AHP and TOPSIS Approaches in Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Supplier Selection", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 419-420, pp. 761-764, 2010