Development of sustainable and circular criteria in supplier selection

Morssi, Maha and Wong, T.C. and El-Barky, Sahar (2022) Development of sustainable and circular criteria in supplier selection. International Journal of Procurement Management. ISSN 1753-8440 (In Press)

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Abstract

Sustainability and circular economy are becoming leading concepts in the context of contemporary industrialization due to global warming, economic implication, and social consciousness. This has encouraged the implementation of sustainable circular supply chain management (SCSCM). Supplier Selection, as it is known, plays the foremost basic part within the circle of the supply chain under the organization's position. Therefore, this study proposed a sustainable circular supplier selection model using Fuzzy-Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (FDEMATEL) technique to support SCSCM. FDEMATEL was used to determine the interrelationships between the criteria. In this regard, 22 criteria were identified under 4 dimensions (Economic, Environment, Social and Circular), and evaluated by 20 experts using pairwise comparison. The results indicate that the criteria (Environmental Management System) is the most important. While (Financial Stability) and (Green Technology) are the most influential criteria over the other criteria, however (Cost) is mostly influenced by other factors. Moreover, limitations of the study and recommendation for further work highlighted.