مدل ERP برای انتخاب تامین کننده در صنعت الکترونیک
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|19257||2011||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||3110 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 38, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 1760–1765
Asus Tech. is the largest motherboard manufacturer in Taiwan. Hundreds of suppliers cooperate with the company in business. So that supplier selection is the most important function of a purchasing department in the enterprise. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in the process of supplier selection may result in the great savings in both costs and man hours. In the concept of push and pull, an ERP system acts as an efficient tool in the resource integration and profit creation for a company. Through ERP, a decision manager can clearly realize the strength and weakness of the purchasing operation. To establish a real-time purchasing environment, a methodology of analytic network process (ANP), technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) and linear programming (LP) are effectively applied in the supplier selection process. ANP and TOPSIS are used to calculate the weight and give suppliers a ranking; LP effectively allocates order quantity to each vendor. As to the result, four PC board suppliers are given orders for 1200, 727, 1000 and 73 pieces.
ERP is an information system to plan and integrate all of an enterprise’s subsystems including finance, purchase, production, human resources and sales. The primary function of ERP is to integrate the interdepartmental operation procedures and management information systems (Yang, Wu, & Tsai, 2007). ERP effectively reduces supply chain cost, shortens production time, improves products’ quality, provides better service to the customer, and balances the forecasted supply and demand. Fig. 1 is an ERP integration system which includes the main divisions of the enterprise that need to link and integrate. Effectively implementing an ERP system from buyer to supplier may reduce significant cost and substantial amounts of time (Tarantilis, Kiranoudis, & Theodorakopoulos, 2008). Full-size image (22 K) Fig. 1. Main divisions improvement through ERP system. Figure options Supplier selection and order allocation are the most significant issues in the purchasing division of enterprises, and these two issues can be effectively integrated into an ERP system to optimize the purchase environment. Selecting the right suppliers not only brings substantial benefits for companies but also increases customer satisfaction. Chen, Lin, and Huang (2006) concluded that the supplier selection problem is a group-decision problem made under numerous criteria, as well as uncertain and imprecise data. Manufacturers must cooperate or have interactions with suppliers to maximize productivity and minimize the total cost (Chou & Chang, 2008). In the past, price was the key reason to choose a supplier because cost reduction is the main consideration for a decision maker. Thus, in the traditional scenario, a vendor provided the lowest price without more concern for other prerequisites, in order to earn more orders from customers. However, in today’s competitive global business environment, if an enterprise strives to maintain its competitiveness, its decision maker needs to simultaneously consider suppliers’ price, quality, service, etc. Hence, supplier selection is a multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem that requires consideration of both tangible and intangible factors. Ghodsypour and O’Brien (1998) provided a model combining analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and linear programming to take into account tangible as well as intangible criteria for vendor selection, and to effectively solve order allocation problems among suppliers. This study combines two kinds of MCDM methods, ANP and TOPSIS and a multi-objective programming method. ANP is used to compute the weight of criteria and sub-criteria. After determining each criteria by ANP, TOPSIS is performed to calculate the final score of each alternative, giving each alternative a ranking. At the final step, bundled with the constraints of quality, capacity, delivery, etc., LP is used to compute the optimal order quantity of each supplier after assessing the weight of each alternative. The procedure of supplier selection can be shown in Fig. 2.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In the ERP environment, cost, time, and quality are three key elements for the success of enterprises. In push and pull concept, a competitive environment forces enterprises to adopt efficient ways, an ERP system, for integration, flexibility, and operation in real-time. Material cost, quality and time of delivery are controlled by buyers of a purchasing division. Cost savings for raw materials may lead higher earning per share (EPS); higher level quality of materials can increase customer satisfaction, causing them to become repeat customers; on-time delivery may reduce production loss and help customers receive their shipments on time. In our manuscript, four PC board suppliers are given as alternatives. Through an ERP system, we found that supplier 1 obtains the most order quantity and supplier 4 obtains the least orders. From the cost point of view, placing more orders to supplier 1 may save more spending and placing orders to supplier 4 might lead to much higher costs. Due to capacity constraint, supplier 1 only can provide 1200 pieces though it has the lowest unit price, higher quality of material, etc. To save much more cost for the company, the motherboard manufacturer needs to cooperate with supplier 1 and must assist the vendor for enlarging its production capacity. This manufacturer-supplier cooperation concept may create the most value for both sides and proves that the ERP system certainly makes the enterprise competitive and unique.