Ranking and Selecting Agile Providers for Achieving Enterprise Agility by using ANP and DEMATEL: A Case Study for Bahman Motor Group in Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof. in Industrial Management, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran

2 M.Sc. Student in Industrial Management, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran


Agility is perceived as the dominant competitive vehicle for all organizations in an uncertain and ever-changing business environment. Many of the enterprises in present competitive environment need to have strategic plan for achieving agility. For this purpose, they should identify strategies in order to centralize on the agility capabilities and providers. Indeed, each enterprise for achieving agility need to have deferent amount of the capabilities and ensures that the agility providers can satisfy the agility capabilities. The aim of this paper is to create methodology to rank and select the agility providers that raise the agility of enterprises. For this purpose, in this paper a multi-criteria decision makingtechnique is used that composed of the ANP and DEMATEL. Analytic Network Process (ANP) is Relative newmethod in multi-criteria decision making area can systematically consider the interdependence between criteria and alternatives. The DEMATEL techniquecanalsodetermine the cause and effect relationships and the inner dependence among criteria usedto improve the ANP results.