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An MADM Approach for Selection of a Facilities Layout


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 3 Issue - 3
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Dr. G. Shashi Kumar ; Prof. Bijon Sarkar; Prof. S. K. Sanyal

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV3I3026,
     title={An MADM Approach for Selection of a Facilities Layout},
     author={Dr. G. Shashi Kumar, Prof. Bijon Sarkar and Prof. S. K. Sanyal},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={3},
     number={3},
     pages={35--40},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV3I3026.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

In this paper, ELECTRE (Elemination et Choice Translating Reality) or Concordance Analysis is used for selecting a proper layout to suit a particular type of production system. The decision making becomes more complicated due to contradicting and conflicting nature of factors influencing Facilities Layout (FL) design. Various considerations need to be taken into account in this regard. The complexity is compounded when these considerations are conflicting by nature and they have units that cannot be compared on a same common scale (incommensurable units). Also, a FL problem cannot be claimed to have a best and a unique solution. But an improper selection of FL may eventually result in affecting firm’s productivity, quality of production and profitability. Hence, to effectively select a FL for a specified type of production, several factors will have to be considered simultaneously. The goal of the decision process is to evaluate alternative FLs based on the activities and their contribution to overall organizational goals. Hence in this paper the Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM) methodology ELECTRE is adopted to make an effective selection of a FL to suit the production process under study.


Keywords:

MCDM Methodology, MADM, ELECTRE, CIM, FL Selection


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