Supplier Evaluation with Environmental Aspects and Common DEA Weights

  • Gyöngyi Vörösmarty Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Corvinus University of Budapest, 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8., Hungary
  • Imre Dobos Department of Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Magyar Tudósok Körútja 3., Hungary


Supplier selection is an important business decision. Beside traditional management criteria the environmental aspects are getting often recognition. In this paper the method of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is used to study the extension of traditional supplier selection methods with environmental factors. The focus will be on the weight selection process which can control the selection. In this method we divide the criteria in two manners: the traditional and environmental (green) factors. Then with the help of DEA we are searching a weight system with which the environmental criteria can influence the decision with a representation of the green factors. To choose the mentioned weight system, we apply DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) with common weights analysis (CWA) method. In this case of DEA/CWA the common weights are calculated with a linear programming problem.

Keywords: green supplier assessment, DEA, common weights analysis, multi-criteria decision making
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How to Cite
Vörösmarty, G. and Dobos, I. (2019) “Supplier Evaluation with Environmental Aspects and Common DEA Weights”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 27(1), pp. 17-25.