chapter  16
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Supplier Evaluation

Besides used parts disassembled from returned products, new parts are also used in the remanufacturing process. A remanufacturer has to determine the appropriate suppliers for the procurement of new parts. This decision involves the simultaneous consideration of many factors (viz., price, quality, proximity, etc.). That is why multicriteria decision-making methodologies are usually applied to a supplier evaluation problem. In this chapter, we present a multicriteria decision-making methodology integrating the analytic hierarchy process and Taguchi loss functions for supplier evaluation. In addition, a review of other supplier evaluation models is provided in this chapter.