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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 481202, 9 pages
Research Article

A Method Based on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Dependent Aggregation Operators for Supplier Selection

1College of Business Administration, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China
2School of Management, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan 316004, China
3College of Computer and Information, Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo 315100, China
4College of Statistics and Mathematics, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China

Received 12 July 2013; Accepted 23 September 2013

Academic Editor: Hung Nguyen-Xuan

Copyright © 2013 Fen Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Recently, resolving the decision making problem of evaluation and ranking the potential suppliers have become as a key strategic factor for business firms. In this paper, two new intuitionistic fuzzy aggregation operators are developed: dependent intuitionistic fuzzy ordered weighed averaging (DIFOWA) operator and dependent intuitionistic fuzzy hybrid weighed aggregation (DIFHWA) operator. Some of their main properties are studied. A method based on the DIFHWA operator for intuitionistic fuzzy multiple attribute decision making is presented. Finally, an illustrative example concerning supplier selection is given.