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A Comparative Analyze Based On EATWOS and OCRA Methods For Supplier Evaluation

Nilsen Kundakcı, Ph.D.


In the conditions of increasing competition, the methods of evaluating and selecting suppliers which are one of the most important part of the supply chains have gained importance for the companies. To evaluate the potential or current suppliers, applying quantitative analysis can be helpful for the company management. In this paper, efficiencies of suppliers are evaluated with EATWOS (Efficiency Analysis Technique With Output Satisficing) and OCRA (Operational Competitiveness RAting) methods. The ranking of the suppliers are determined based on their efficiency scores then the obtained results are compared.

Keywords: EATWOS, Efficiency, OCRA, Supplier Evaluation

Jel Classification: C46

Tedarikçi Değerlendirmesinde EATWOS ve OCRA Yöntemlerine Dayalı Karşılaştırmalı Bir Analiz


Artan rekabet koşullarında, tedarik zincirinin en önemli parçalarından biri olan tedarikçileri değerlendirme ve seçme yöntemleri şirketler için önem kazanmıştır. Potansiyel veya mevcut tedarikçileri değerlendirmek için, nicel analizlerin uygulanması şirket yönetimine yardımcı olabilir. Bu yazıda, tedarikçilerin verimliliği EATWOS ve OCRA yöntemleri ile değerlendirilmiştir. Tedarikçilerin sıralaması verimlilik puanlarına göre belirlenmiş ve elde edilen sonuçlar karşılaştırılmıştır.

Anahtar Kelimeler: EATWOS, Etkinlik, OCRA, Tedarikçi Değerlendirme

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Kundakcı, N. (2019). A Comparative Analyze Based On EATWOS and OCRA Methods For Supplier Evaluation. Alphanumeric Journal, 7(1), 103-112. http://dx.doi.org/10.17093/alphanumeric.477322


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Volume 7, Issue 1, 2019


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Volume 7, Issue 1, 2019

Pages 103-112

Received: Nov. 1, 2018

Accepted: April 30, 2019

Published: June 30, 2019

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