Shipyard location selection based on fuzzy AHP and TOPSIS


TÜRK A. , ÖZKÖK M.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS, vol.39, no.3, pp.4557-4576, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/jifs-200522
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.4557-4576

Abstract

The shipyard facility location selection (FLS) decision is a critical process that involves conflicting, qualitative, and quantitative criteria. Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) methods are used as a powerful tool to overcome this complex problem. Today, using these methods in an integrated way, more accurate, efficient, and systematic results are obtained in solving complex issues such as FLS, which contains an uncertain structure. This paper proposes a framework for the weighting of criteria and ranking potential feasible locations (alternatives) using the combination of fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and fuzzy technique for order performance by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) methods. While fuzzy AHP determines the importance values of the criteria by pairwise comparisons, fuzzy TOPSIS prioritizes the alternatives using the relative weights obtained with Fuzzy AHP. The integration of these two techniques provides a robust approach considering the results obtained for the shipyard FLS decision. The applicability of the proposed method is expressed in Turkey by a case study of the shipyard FLS decision.