Title: FINDING WEAK LINKS IN SUPPLY CHAIN CASE STUDY: THAI FROZEN SHRIMP INDUSTRY

Issue Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2017
Page Numbers: 35-41
Authors: Patchanee Patitad, Hidetsugu Suto, Woramol Chaowarat
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002231

Abstract:


Usually, a manufacture receives materials from one or more suppliers in a supply chain. Performance of each supplier in a chain affects on the chain’s performance. Thus, evaluating suppliers in a supply chain is important for achieving efficient supply chain. Many methods have already been developed for evaluating performance of suppliers. Most of the existing methods show us suppliers’ performance, but they do not indicate directions for improving supply chains. With the proposed method, we can find that which factors of which suppliers should be improved to achieve efficient condition. Thus, manufacturers can make decision for improving or changing suppliers more easily. A case study of Thai frozen shrimp industry is represented to show the applicability of the proposed scheme.