Facility Location Selection Employing Fuzzy DEA and Fuzzy Goal Programming Techniques
Facility location selection have strategic importance for companies because it influences not only manufacturing and transportation costs but also productivity and lead times to a great extend. Additionally, it is considered as hard and complicated tasks with respect to its multi-objective nature and difficulties resulted from collecting necessary data. Therefore this problem has always been an important subject of engineering literature. The aim of this study is to solve a facility location selection problem in a manufacturing company that locates in Tekirdağ/Turkey. This company has six different factories in the same facility and is considering about establishing a plastic injection factory in the future for producing some of the important plastic components in order to gain cost advantage and also to increase know-how. For this purpose, facility location selection problem is aimed to be solved by applying fuzzy data envelopment analysis (Fuzzy DEA) and fuzzy goal programming (Fuzzy GP) methods.
KeywordsFacility location selection Fuzzy DEA Fuzzy goal programming MCDM
The numerical application data of this study is gathered from the thesis written by Sevinç Koç under the surveillance of Prof. Dr. Y. Esra Albayrak. This study is supported by Galatasaray University Research Fund, Project 17.402.005.
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