Sustainable resilient supplier selection for IoT implementation based on the integrated BWM and TRUST under spherical fuzzy sets

  • Shabnam Rahnamay Bonab Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran
  • Gholamreza Haseli Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Puebla, Mexico
  • Hamed Rajabzadeh Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Puebla, Mexico
  • Saeid Jafarzadeh Ghoushchi Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Puebla, Mexico
  • Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli Tecnologico de MonterreyTecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Puebla, Mexico
  • Hana Tomaskova Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Keywords: Supplier Selection, Sustainability, IoT, Spherical fuzzy sets, Spherical fuzzy sets, Best-Worst Method, TRUST


Supplier selection process plays a vital role in supply chain management and is the most important variable in its success. With increasing environmental considerations, organizations must consider sustainability considerations and economic goals to protect the environment. Furthermore, the destructive effects of disruptions on the supply chain performance of companies have prompted organizational experts to pay special attention to the concept of resilience. This study developed an integrated approach based on the extended version of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) methods in a spherical fuzzy (SFS) environment to address sustainable and resilient IoT supplier selection. In the proposed approach, the main criteria (i.e., resilience, and sustainability) have been used in the supplier selection process. Then, these criteria are weighted using the developed SFS-Best-Worst Method (BWM), which reduces uncertainty in pairwise comparisons. In the next step, the 14 selected IoT suppliers are evaluated and prioritized by applying SFS-mulTi-noRmalization mUlti-Distance aSsessmenT (TRUST) that considers a multi-normalization algorithm to reduce subjectivity in normalized data. The results of this study shows that the pollution control and risk-taking sub-criteria are placed in the first and second priorities, respectively. The comparison of the results of the SFS-TRUST with other MCDM methods and sensitivity analysis demonstrates the performance of the proposed approach and its ranking stability in various scenarios.


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Rahnamay Bonab, S., Haseli, G., Rajabzadeh, H., Jafarzadeh Ghoushchi, S., Hajiaghaei-Keshteli, M., & Tomaskova, H. (2023). Sustainable resilient supplier selection for IoT implementation based on the integrated BWM and TRUST under spherical fuzzy sets. Decision Making: Applications in Management and Engineering.
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