A Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Decision Making Model for Selecting the Distribution Center Location in China: A Taiwanese Manufacturer’s Perspective

  • Chien-Chang Chou
  • Pei-Chann Chang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5618)


The purpose of this paper is to propose a fuzzy multiple criteria decision making model for evaluating the distribution center alternative locations in China and selecting the best one for investing distribution center from a Taiwanese manufacturer’s perspective. Although a lot of papers focus on the subject of location selection, few discuss the subject of distribution center location selection in China. Thus this paper summarizes the criteria for evaluating the candidate distribution center locations, and then develops a fuzzy multiple criteria decision making model. Finally, the proposed fuzzy multiple criteria decision making model is tested by a Taiwanese manufacturer’s case. The results show that the fuzzy multiple criteria decision making model can be used to explain the procedures for distribution center location selection decision making.


Fuzzy Number Canonical Representation Location Selection Trapezoidal Fuzzy Number Fuzzy Arithmetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chien-Chang Chou
    • 1
  • Pei-Chann Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Shipping TechnologyNational Kaohsiung Marine UniversityTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Information ManagementYuan Ze UniversityTaiwan

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