Logistics center site selection by ANP/BOCR analysis: A case study of Turkey


PEKER İ., BAKİ B. , TANYAŞ M., Ar I. M.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS, vol.30, no.4, pp.2383-2396, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/ifs-152007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2383-2396

Abstract

Site selection for logistics centers is one of the most strategic decisions in logistics. This study addresses the problem of logistics center site selection, using Analytic Network Process/Benefits, Opportunities, Costs and Risks, which is a multi-criteria decision making technique. The decision problem is applied to the city of Trabzon, which is an important city of the Eastern Black Sea Region in Turkey. First, the results are evaluated in terms of each sub-network and each group and, next, are consolidated for each alternative. They yield that Alternative A is the most appropriate logistics center location of all in Trabzon. Furthermore, the sensitivity analysis results emphasize that the decision model is robust.