A MCDM Approach for Prioritizing Production Lines: A Case Study

Ehsan Purjavad, Hadi Shirouyehzad


Several methods have been proposed for solving multi-criteria decision making problems (MCDM). A major
criticism of MCDM is that different techniques may yield different results when applied to the same problem. A
decision maker looks for a solution that is closest to the ideal, in which alternatives are evaluated according to all
established criteria. The multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) methods including TOPSIS, ELECTRE and
VIKOR are based on an aggregating function representing ‘‘closeness to the ideal’’, which are originated in the
compromise programming method. This study provides a comparison analysis of the above-three methods: eight
parallel production lines from a factory will be analyzed using these three methods and also aggregate methods
will be exploited in order to compare these methods.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v6n10p221

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