Identifying and Evaluating Agility Indicators of Supply Chain AHP method. (A Case Study: Golestan Gas Company)

Safarzad, R.; Ebrahimy, A. H.; Mehrani, H.
May 2014
Journal of Applied Sciences Research;2014, Vol. 10 Issue Special, p472
Academic Journal
Supply chain agility will enable an organization to react to the market turmoil and other uncertainties effectively and quickly, therefore will allow the organization to gain a special and superior competitive position. The present study, which has been conducted in the procurement department of Gas Company in Golestan province, Iran, tried to assess the agility of the mentioned section through using the organizational knowledge related to the supply chain. To achieve the goals of this study, three criteria and 12 sub-criteria of the ranking of supply chain agility, based on Lin's and et. al model, was modified and 81 options (components of supply chain agility of Gas company) related to the sub-criterion were identified by the staff. Subsequently, a questionnaire consisting of 41 factors, as the main factors, was distributed among 30 respondents. Among several statements the following statements were chosen as the most important from the participants' points of view: The electronic systems should be used in the interactions to supply and deliver goods and A software should be used by commodity suppliers and procurement department to identify the future needs of the product applicants. To achieve a comprehensive conclusion, all the factors were prioritized using AHP


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