Mahmoud Moradi

Work place: Dept. of Management, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran



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Mahmoud Moradi is an assistant professor at University of Guilan. He obtained his PhD in production and automation from University of Bordeaux1 France and MSc in industrial management from University of Tehran, Iran. His research interest includes knowledge management, production and operation management, and operation optimization. Hehas published over 20 papers in international journals and conferences.

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Supplier Segmentation using Fuzzy Linguistic Preference Relations and Fuzzy Clustering

By Pegah Sagheb Haghighi Mahmoud Moradi Maziar Salahi

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2014

In an environment characterized by its competitiveness, managing and monitoring relationships with suppliers are of the essence. Supplier management includes supplier segmentation. Existing literature demonstrates that suppliers are mostly segmented by computing their aggregated scores, without taking each supplier’s criterion value into account. The principle aim of this paper is to propose a supplier segmentation method that compares each supplier’s criterion value with exactly the same criterion of other suppliers. The Fuzzy Linguistic Preference Relations (LinPreRa) based Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is first used to find the weight of each criterion. Then, Fuzzy c-means algorithm is employed to cluster suppliers based on their membership degrees. The obtained results show that the proposed method enhances the quality of the previous findings.

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