Date Added: Jun 2009
In order to reduce cost, increase quality, and for timely supply, production systems have considerably taken the advantages of supply chain management and these advantages are also competitive. Selection of appropriate supplier has an important role in improvement and efficiency of systems. The models of supplier selection which have already been used by researchers have considered selection of one or more suppliers from potential suppliers but in this paper selecting one supplier as partner from one supplier that has minimum one period supplying to buyer is considered. This paper presents a conceptual model for partner selection and application of Degree of Adoptive (DOA) model for final selection. The attribute's weight in this model is prepared through AHP model.