Abstract

In this paper, we employ fuzzy AHP methodology for selecting potential recovery facilities in a closed-loop supply chain. This methodology utilizes triangular fuzzy numbers for pair-wise comparisons and the extent analysis method for the synthetic extent value of the fuzzy pair-wise comparisons and principle of comparison of fuzzy numbers to derive the weight vectors to address the criticism traditional AHP often faces due to its unbalanced scale of judgments and inability to handle inherent uncertainty in carrying out pair-wise comparisons. A numerical example is considered to illustrate the methodology.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the SPIE International Conference on Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing V, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 58-63, October 23-24, 2005

Keywords

Closed loop supply chain, strategic planning, fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), extent analysis

Subject Categories

Production engineering

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

SPIE

Publication Date

2005

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Copyright 2005, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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