11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Supplier Selection: A Lean-Agile (Leagile) Approach

Zahra Bastani, Masoud Rahiminezhad Galankashi & Muhammad Hisjam
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Lean Six Sigma Competition

This study develops an integrated step by step approach for Lean-Agile (Leagile) supplier selection of automotive manufacturing companies. Although the concepts of Lean Manufacturing (LM) and Agile Manufacturing (AM) have been vastly discussed in previous literature, Leagile manufacturing strategy has been less examined, especially linked with supplier selection process. While agility is defined as the subsequent step of leanness, Leagility can consider both leanness and agility concurrently. In this regard, Leagile supplier selection aims to include both lean and agile criteria in supplier selection process. This study has been completed in three linked phases as follows. Firstly, a literature review is conducted to extract the most frequent criteria of supplier selection. Secondly, an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is applied to determine the most important Leagile supplier selection criteria. Finally, a Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) is applied for the aim of Leagile supplier selection process of an automotive manufacturing company. According to obtained results, the output of this research can assist production managers to have the benefit of both lean and agile strategies in supplier assessment process.  

Published in: 11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Singapore, Singapore

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 7-11, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-7923-6124-1
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767