IJE TRANSACTIONS B: Applications Vol. 24, No. 2 (July 2011) 127-137   

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R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam * and S.M. Mousavi


Department of Industrial Engineering and Center of Excellence for Intelligence Based Experimental Mechanics, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155-4563, Tehran, Iran

tavakoli@ut.ac.ir - sm.mousavi@ut.ac.ir


M. Heydar

School of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University - South Tehran Branch, P.O. Box 11365/4435, Tehran, Iran



*Corresponding Author

( Received: May 24, 2009 – Accepted in Revised Form: April 23, 2011 )

Abstract    Plant location selection invariably has a significant impact on the performance of many companies or manufacturing systems. In this paper, a novel methodology is structured to solve this problem. The two decision making methods, namely AHP and VIKOR, are integrated in order to make the best use of information available, either implicitly or explicitly. In addition, the Delphi method is utilized to select the most influential criteria by a few experts. The aim of using AHP is to give the weights of the just-selected criteria. Finally, the VIKOR method is taken into account to rank alternatives. Finally, a case study demonstrates the applicability of the proposed methodology.


Keywords    Decision Making, Plant Location Selection, AHP, VIKOR


چکیده    انتخاب مکان تسهيلات بي شک اثر مهم و چشمگيري بر روي عملکرد شرکتها و سيستمهاي توليدي دارد. در اين مقاله يک متدولوژي جديد براي حل اين مسئله طراحي شده است. دو روش تصميم گيري، يعني روشهاي AHP و VIKOR، به منظور استفاده بهتر از اطلاعات در دسترس با يکديگر ترکيب گرديده اند. هم چنين به منظور انتخاب بهترين و موثرترين معيارهاي تصميم گيري از روش Delphi استفاده گرديده است. هدف اصلي استفاده از روش AHP، تعيين اوزان معيارهاي انتخابي مي باشد. در ادامه، از روش VIKOR براي تعيين رتبه و انتخاب گزينه ها استفاده شده است. در انتهاي مقاله با ارائه يک مطالعه موردي، کاربردي بودن متدولوژي پيشنهادي تشريح شده است.


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