Sustainable supplier selection and order allocation: A systematic literature review

Alina Cynthia Dewi, T. Y.M. Zagloel

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Sustainable supplier selection and order allocation are important in carrying out an optimal procurement activity. Several methods have been proposed to address the problem of sustainable supplier selection. This systematic literature review's objective is to provide descriptive analysis of existing research and specify the most frequently applied methods in the context of sustainable supplier selection and order allocation. Using Denyer and Tranfield's five-step process method, the systematic literature review was conducted, including formulating the research question, locating studies, selecting and evaluating literature, analyzing the information and data, and the last is reporting and using the results. Following a preliminary search, 877 publications were published in the recent decade (2012-2021) including 311 papers on SSS and 566 on SSOA. In total, 53 papers were studied after a preliminary search by considered peer-reviewed academic journal, assessed titles, abstracts, and keywords, and skimmed introduction, study methods, and conclusions to identify valid articles. A prior study in SSS and SSOA problems found that 39% of tested approaches are hybrid MCDM-mathematical programming, which include TOPSIS, AHP, and BWM as the most frequently applied methods, also 39% of tested approach are mathematical programming. However, the approaches in SSSOA problem were also specified. We found that 65% papers were used hybrid MCDM-mathematical programming.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030025
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2023
Event4th International Conference on Industrial, Enterprise, and System Engineering: Collaboration of Science, Technology, and Innovation Toward Sustainable Development, ICoIESE 2021 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 16 Dec 2021 → …


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