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International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to present an approach for successful supplier selection process by understanding the dynamics between Supplier selection process enablers (SSPEs). Using Interpretive structure modeling (ISM) methodology, the research presents a Hierarchy-based model and mutual relationships among SSPEs. The paper also shows that there is a group of SSPEs having a high driving power & low dependency and high dependency & low driving power. This categorization acts as a useful tool for Managers to differentiate between independent and dependent SSPEs which ensures the selection of suitable supplier by focusing on the key enablers.

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