Document Type: Research Paper
In recent years, supply chain management has developed into one of the most critical strategies for achieving competitive advantage in different industries and the supplier selection process has increasingly been distinguished as an important and vital decision in supply chain management of manufacturing and service industries. On the other hand, with so many suppliers having different capabilities it is difficult to make decision about number and combination of suppliers, type of relations with them, and other matters related to supplier selection. In decisions related to the number of suppliers, there are two topics which are uniquely important: First, what criteria are considered when selecting the suppliers, and second, what methods can be used for comparing different suppliers. Decisions on suppliers' selection are very complex because various criteria shall be considered. This study seeks to present a model of supplier selection process in supply chain of OFOGH KOOROSH Chain Stores.