عنوان مقاله [English]
This study is an applied research into evaluation of the competency of equipment manufacturers in the oil ndustry. Nowadays, by considering the complexity of global competition, gradually, traditional evaluation has been replaced by scientific and expert processes. The importance of the oil industry in Iran, and the above mentioned factors, require that special attention should be paid to evaluate all equipment manufacturers. In this paper, we recognize nine attributes for evaluation of equipment manufacturers. Then, we assign four categories of the firms, namely; outstanding, good, moderate and weak, using the PROMSORT technique.PROMSORT is ROMETHEE-based MCS method that assigns alternatives to predefined ordered categories. The assignment of an alternative (for example, a) to a ertain ategory s erformed using both profiles; defining the limits of the categories and the reference alternatives in different steps.After an assignment of alternatives, based on the limits of categories, it is possible that some alternatives could not have been assigned to a category, since outranking relations indicate that these alternatives are indifferent or incomparable to a limited profile and cannot be assigned to a category directly. On the other hand, some alternatives could be assigned to the categories. At this stage, we will use these alternatives as the reference actions of the categories, to be able to assign the alternatives that have not yet been assigned.looseness=-1In our methodology, we wish for all our companies to achieve better scores, in order to assign them an upper category. We suggest plans for improving the performance of these criteria. In order to identify the differences among company groups, we used a single criterion net flow.In the last stage, we use figures for illustrating the position of companies. In order to compare the companies, we determine the average, single criterion net flow for each group, and, in the same manner, each company can be compared with limited profiles.We propose a company evaluation and management methodology for the improvement process, in which companies are categorized and compared, according to their performances, using several criteria. Performances of the companies are improved by applying company improvement programs.In this study, we compared five companies and suggested programs for improving their performance. We can use this method for more companies, and with more attributes, in other industries.