A Machine Learning-based decision support system for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods vendor selection

Bukowska, Anna and Ressin, Malte ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8411-6793 (2024) A Machine Learning-based decision support system for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods vendor selection. In: BAM2024, 2 Sept - 6 Sept 2024, Nottingham, UK. (Unpublished)

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In a competitive business environment, procurement is a profit-contributing activity. This is particularly true for fast-moving consumer goods, where delays and quality issues can result in missed sales. Classically, the main vendor selection factor is price.
This study conducts vendor classification based on performance data to reduce supply chain risk by enabling informed procurement decisions. Employed performance characteristics are product quality, delivery time, communication, reliability, and geographical distance.
Three different prototype classifiers are employed based Random Forest, K-Nearest Neighbour, and Naïve Bayes as classification algorithms. Performance metrics are accuracy, precision, recall, specificity, and f-1 score.
Using an artificial dataset, Random Forest shows the best performance results, followed by Naïve Bayes and K-Nearest Neighbours. Random Forest also exceeds at detecting features with the most impact in the data. The results provide a first step towards the implementation of ML-based vendor classification by indicating a suitable algorithm and evaluating its performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Supply-chain management, machine learning, vendor selection, artificial intelligence
Subjects: Computing > Intelligent systems
Depositing User: Malte Reßin
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2024 08:59
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 08:59
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/11566


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