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Investigations on Criteria Evaluation and Selection Method of Internet Service Providers for e-manufacturing: A Case study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Mechanical Engg, PACE institute of technology and sciences, Ongole, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Computer Science and Engg, PACE Institute of Technology and Sciences, Ongole, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 38-46, February,26 (2013)


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 an attempt is made to investigate the criteria to be considered and methods for prioritization best Internet Service Provider for e-manufacturing. The proposed model is tested with correlation test as well as hypothesis to see the validation of the proposed methodology.


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