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Title: AHP Approach for Supplier Evaluation and Selection in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Firm in Ghana
Authors: Asamoah, David
Annan, Jonathan
Nyarko, Samuel
Keywords: Supply chain management
Supplier selection
Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM)
Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
Pharmaceutical Industry
Ghana
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: International Journal of Business and Management
Citation: International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 7, No. 10; May 2012
Abstract: organizations supply chain performance. The aim of this study is to present a suitable methodology for the evaluation and selection of suppliers in a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm in Ghana. Specifically, the study sought to use the Analytic Hierarchy Process methodology to select the most appropriate raw material suppliers of the artemether-lumefantrine anti-malarial drug for the case study organization. A review of literature identified quality, cost, reliability, regulatory compliance, risk, financial position and supplier profile as the most important criteria for supplier selection. The study however used the three criteria of quality, price and reliability/capacity for selecting the best suppliers. The results suggest that the AHP makes it easier to evaluate, rank and select efficient suppliers for manufacturing firms in a timely and reliable manner. Based on the research findings, the quality selection criterion is most favoured, followed by reliability/capacity, and price. Regarding the selection of the suppliers, the research recommended S & D Chemicals as the best supplier of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Hellmuth Carroux as the best supplier of Excipients for the case study firm.
Description: An article published in International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 7, No. 10; May 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11626
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