An Integrated Multicriteria Group Decision-Making Approach for Green Supplier Selection Under Pythagorean Fuzzy Scenarios

Fang Zhou, Ting-Yu Chen
2020 IEEE Access  
As a critical component in green supply chain activities, green supplier selection modelled as the typical multicriteria group decision-making (MCGDM) problem, has received tremendous attention both from scholars and practitioners. This article aims to advance an integrated approach for precisely addressing this urgent problem under Pythagorean fuzzy (PF) scenario. Firstly, analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is utilized for computing criterion weights that comprehensively reflect the intention of
more » ... decision makers (DMs). Secondly, extend the Vise Kriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR) to PF scenario, and apply the newest magnitude comparison method and distance measure of PF sets in the p L − metric equation to accurately acquire the ranking indices, then obtain the different ranks of candidates along with the adjustment of DM's preference value to balance the group utility and individual regret. Thirdly, median ranking method (MRM) is employed to reach a consensus opinion for the differentiated ranks of candidates via the attribute-wise rank and linear programming model. Subsequently, a numerical example for an agrifood company in China is introduced to illustrate the feasibility of our AHP-VIKOR-MRM method. Finally, conduct the comparison with some available MCGDM methods with PF information to interpret the stability and practicability of our presented method. INDEX TERMS Vise Kriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR), analytic hierarchy process (AHP), median ranking method (MRM), Pythagorean fuzzy (PF) sets, green supplier
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3022377 fatcat:dfyhrvghcfcz5ntysm4qowulve