A Study on Supplier Evaluation and Selection Method Based on Dependence
Jong-Moon Ju*, and Seung-Gook Hwang**
*Department of Industrial Engineering, Graduate School of Kyungnam University
**Division of Techno-Management, Kyungnam University,
449 Wolyoung, Masan, Kyungnam 631-701, Korea
Development of information and technology and the Internet has provided a variety of expanded connections between manufacturers and consumers. Enabling customers to directly transfer voice to manufacturers, Research on how manufacturers respond to customer needs, however, remains inadequate. We present, a method in which the optimal supplier is chosen based on customer needs from the buyer’s viewpoint. We also designed a way to evaluate and choose the optimal supplier based on consumer requirements by analyzing customer needs and evaluated data.