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An enhanced supplier selection model based on optimized analytic network process towards sustainable information technology outsourcing

Fusiripong, Prashaya (2022) An enhanced supplier selection model based on optimized analytic network process towards sustainable information technology outsourcing. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) has become part of the organization’s strategy as it offers benefits such as high-quality products, cost reduction, and increased productivity. Essentially, ITO is a complex process in which selecting the right supplier involves evaluation of multi criteria. To ensure the sustainable of the ITO project, the evaluation criteria should consider risk factors and other sustainability criteria of the project. However, existing ITO supplier selection models lack of sustainability criteria and risk factors. Moreover, these methods rely on human judgment in weight allocation. Therefore, this study proposes an Enhanced Supplier Selection Model (ESS) for sustainable ITO mainly to eliminate human judgment in Analytical Network Process (ANP) method. The ESS Model was constructed through theoretical, exploratory and experimental studies. The exploratory study was carried in Thailand using survey which involved 45 respondents. Findings from the study was used to construct evaluation criteria and become datasets for ESS. The proposed ESS Model was evaluated using expert reviews and case studies in Thailand. The ESS model contains two main components: evaluation criteria and a decision-making method. The first has nineteen (19) sustainability criteria and seven (7) risk factors. While the latter is an enhanced ANP with Firefly Algorithm (ANP-FA). The evaluation results indicate that the Consistency Ratio (CR) for ANP-FA is smaller than ANP, which is 0.003 compared to 0.031. This outcome shows that the ESS model is feasible in removing human judgment in supplier selection of ITO projects. The study’s contributions can be interpreted from two perspectives. The proposed ESS model is a theoretical contribution in Multi-Criteria Decision-Making and Supplier Selection in ITO project. In terms of practicality, the model has been realized in Thailand organizations to ensure the sustainability of ITO projects.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Supervisor : Baharom, Fauziah and Yusof, Yuhanis
Item ID: 9750
Uncontrolled Keywords: IT outsourcing, Supplier selection model, Analytic network process, Firefly algorithm, Sustainable development
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 03:01
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 03:01
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Art & Sciences
Name: Baharom, Fauziah and Yusof, Yuhanis
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9750

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