How to Curtail the Cost in the Supply Chain?

  • Wen-Ming Wu
  • Chaang-Yung Kung
  • You-Shyang Chen
  • Chien-Jung Lai
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 10)


In the appearance of the lowest profitable manufacture epoch, a financial influence has been the most key-point in the supply chain management; Therefore, it is the core-issue for manufacturers and companies that how to increase the positively financial benefits and to decrease the negatively financial impacts in their supply chain. However, in order to create the innovative assessable criteria and evaluated model for the supply chain management, in this research, the Analytical Network Process (ANP) model is selected to evaluate key financial assessment criteria through brainstorming, focus group, the Delphi method and nominal group technique to improve the selection of suppliers in supply chain management (SCM). The specific characteristics of the ANP evaluated model is to establish pairwise compared matrix and furthermore, to measure the priority vector weights (eigenvector) of each assessable characteristic, criteria and attribute. In addition, in the content, the analytical hierarchical relations are definitely expressed in four levels including between each characteristic of supply chain, criterion and attribute. Nevertheless, according to the empirical analysis, the enterprises are able to choose the best potential suppliers through this research in order to minimize financial negative impact. Eventually, in empirical and academic, some suggestions are supposed not only for manage but also for researchers to further the best development of operation strategy of supply chain management.


Supply Chain Management (SCM) Analytical Network Process (ANP) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wen-Ming Wu
    • 1
  • Chaang-Yung Kung
    • 2
  • You-Shyang Chen
    • 3
  • Chien-Jung Lai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Distribution ManagementNational Chin-Yi University of Technology
  2. 2.Department of International BusinessNational Taichung University of Education
  3. 3.Department of Information ManagementHwa Hsia Institute of Technology

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