Multi-criteria Group Decision Making in the Selection of CNC Woodworking Machinery

  • Fatma Betul YeniEmail author
  • Mehmet Mustafa Acipayamoglu
  • Emre Cevikcan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


The machine selection process has been an important issue for companies for many years. The wrong selection of the machine leaves a negative result on the efficiency, precision, flexibility, and sensitive production capacity of the company, and this leads to many problems. In this study, a real case application in a company that serves in the wood industry sector is carried out for the process of CNC woodworking machine selection. First, the main criteria and sub-criteria affecting machine selection are defined. For the decision-making process, 3 senior executives of the company are considered as decision-makers (DM). During the evaluation of alternatives under these criteria, the AHP method, one of the most popular Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods, is used. A sensitivity analysis is also conducted for a different scenario to see the change in the rankings of alternatives.


Analytical hierarchy process Multi-criteria group decision making CNC machine selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatma Betul Yeni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mehmet Mustafa Acipayamoglu
    • 2
  • Emre Cevikcan
    • 3
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering Department, Engineering FacultyKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  2. 2.Alternatif Makina Sanayi ve Danişmanlik Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti.IstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Industrial Engineering Department, Management FacultyIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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