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Multi-criteria analysis of potential recovery facilities in a reverse supply chain
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Paper Abstract

Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) has been employed by researchers for solving multi-criteria analysis problems. However, AHP is often criticized for its unbalanced scale of judgments and failure to precisely handle the inherent uncertainty and vagueness in carrying out the pair-wise comparisons. With an objective to address these drawbacks, in this paper, we employ a fuzzy approach in selecting potential recovery facilities in the strategic planning of a reverse supply chain network that addresses the decision maker's level of confidence in the fuzzy assessments and his/her attitude towards risk. A numerical example is considered to illustrate the methodology.

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Date Published: 7 November 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5997, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing V, 59970J (7 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.631250
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Satish Nukala, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Surendra M. Gupta, Northeastern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5997:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing V
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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