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JCP 2010 Vol.5(6): 979-986 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.5.6.979-986

Strategic Supply Network for Supplier Selection

Xu Xu and Jie Lin
Laboratory of Intelligence Decision and Decision Support School of Economics and Management Tongji University, Shanghai, P. R. China

Abstract—Based on changing market conditions and pressure to different companies, the companies need to find strategic supplier network with the help of value network to increase more competencies and advantages. Supplier network optimization not only plays a key role to find cooperative network, but also increases more competencies across supply network. However, traditional supplier optimization for choosing direct suppliers no longer meet the requirements of strategic supplier network. There exists a link between supplier network and supplier selection. Thus, in order to satisfy the requirements of different evaluation criteria and business decision, this study proposes strategic supplier network for supplier selection. In-depth combined pattern mining is considered first to find the first-level or direct strategic suppliers. Then extend the whole supplier network, with the help of value network, graph theory and evaluation criteria, the strategic supplier network satisfied the needs of supply network is generated. After that, by using strategic supplier network, companies can select the most suitable suppliers.

Index Terms—supply network, supplier optimization, data mining, value network, graph theory

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Cite: Xu Xu and Jie Lin, " Strategic Supply Network for Supplier Selection," Journal of Computers vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 979-986, 2010.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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E-mail: jcp@iap.org
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