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Evaluation of production facilities in a closed-loop supply chain: a fuzzy TOPSIS approach
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Paper Abstract

It has become common for manufacturing facilities involved in production of new products to also carry out collection and re-processing of used products. While environmental consciousness has become an obligation to the facilities in the production of new products due to governmental regulations and public perspective on environmental issues, potentiality of the facilities to re-process used products directly affects the profitability of the facilities. Although many papers in the literature deal with performance evaluation of facilities, none of them address these two factors. To this end, a TOPSIS (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution) approach, which evaluates production facilities in terms of both environmental-consciousness and potentiality, is proposed. Furthermore, since most of the criteria that fall under these two factors are intangible, triangular fuzzy numbers (TFNs) are employed to rate them in the evaluation process. A numerical example demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5262, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.516172
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Kishore K. Pochampally, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Surendra M. Gupta, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Sagar V. Kamarthi, Northeastern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5262:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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