IJE TRANSACTIONS A: Basics Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2016) 68-77    Article in Press

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F. Rouhiolyaee, S. B. Ebrahimi and M. Nezhad Afrasiabi
( Received: August 09, 2015 – Accepted: December 24, 2015 )

Abstract    Abstract The purpose of this study is to consider an international facility location problem under uncertainty and present an integrated model for strategic and operational planning. The paper offers two methodologies for the location selection decision. First the extended VIKOR method for decision making problem with interval numbers is presented as a methodology for strategic evaluation of potential countries based on international economic indicators available in the Global Competitiveness Report. Then, regarding these assessments and several quantitative factors, a set covering multi-objective optimization model is presented to consider additional operational criteria in decision making process. An efficient approach for location finding and a novel application of combined VIKOR and global criterion methods can be considered as the main contributions of this paper. Incorporating the theories of international economics in Operations Research models is another contribution of the paper.


Keywords    Key words: international facility location, multi-criteria decision making(MCDM), covering techniques, uncertainty


چکیده    چکیده هدف این تحقیق بررسی مسائل مکانیابی در سطح بین‌المللی با درنظرگرفتن عدم قطعیت ها است که به دنبال آن یک مدل تلفیقی برای برنامه ریزی استراتژیک و عملیاتی ارایه می‌شود. برای رسیدن به این هدف دو روش تصمیم‌گیری در مکانیابی ارایه می‌شود. در ابتدا روش VIKOR توسعه یافته برای مسائل تصمیم‌گیری با تعداد فواصل ارایه می‌شود، که از آن برای ارزیابی استراتژیک کشورهای بالقوه براساس فاکتورهای اقتصادی بین المللی موجود درگزارش های رقابت‌پذیری‌ جهان استفاده می‌شود.‌ سپس با توجه به این ارزیابی ها و تعدادی از فاکتورهای کمی یک مدل پوششی چندهدفه با درنظرگرفتن معیارهای عملیاتی افزوده شده ارایه می‌شود. نوآوری اصلی در این مقاله می‌توان به ارایه روشی کارا برای مکانیابی اشاره کرد، که به کمک مدل جدیدی از VIKOR تلفیقی و معیارهای جهانی تحقق می‌یابد‌ و بدعت دیگر این مقاله بکارگیری نظریه های اقتصاد بین الملل در مدل های تحقیق در عملیات می باشد.


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