Abstract—In supplier selection decisions two issues are of particular significance. One is what criteria should be used and other, what methods can be used to compare suppliers. In real world, the criteria, constraints for supplier selection process are subjective in nature and with an emerging application of internet and tether-free communication technologies; e-intelligence is forcing companies to shift their manufacturing operations rapidly from the traditional factory integration philosophy to e-manufacturing philosophy. Thus researchers and managers of firms should see the need to evaluate the fitness of supplier selection criteria and methods when applied to newly created enterprises to ensure effective and profitable exploitation of market opportunities. Hence in the current research It is proposed to investigate the criteria to be considered and methods for prioritization best Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for e-manufacturing. The proposed model is to be tested with correlation test as well as hypothesis test to see the validation of the proposed methodology.
Index Terms—E-manufacturing, Bell shape fuzzy membership, Function, Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Cite: A. Ramarao, Ch. Ratnam and Sridhar CNV, "A Proposal for Criteria Evaluation and Selection of ISPs for E-manufacturing," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 290-296, 2011.