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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