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Vender prioritization process is one of the most critical tasks of production and logistics management for many companies. Determining the most critical criteria for vender prioritization process is a vital means for a purchasing company to improve its supply chain productivity. This study discuss the use of a Fuzzy analytic network process (Fuzzy ANP) model which is an efficient tool to handle the fuzziness of the data involved in deciding the preferences of different criteria which are not independent. Also, the comparison of classical ANP and Fuzzy ANP is described using simulation with triangular distribution random number generation. It is shown that Fuzzy ANP model possesses some attractive properties and could be used as an alternative to the known vender prioritization methods.