Title: Selecting the most agile manufacturing system with respect to agile attribute-technology-fuzzy AHP approach

Authors: Ritu Chandna

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Dehradun, 248002, India

Abstract: Agility of manufacturing systems is defined as the manufacturing system's competence to exists and prosper in surroundings which are affected by continuous and unpredictable changes and competition. Technology plays a vital role in helping managers to achieve agile manufacturing. Technology is changing rapidly and the manufacturing systems have to change their processes, structures, products and services accordingly to survive profitability in the market. Technology has four qualities which are knowledge about technology, finding direction in modern technology, ability in making technology more effective and a resilient method of bringing out technology. This paper uses fuzzy AHP approach to select the most agile manufacturing system with respect to these technological dimensions. This research will help decision-makers to initiate technological innovations in manufacturing processes, to improve and help to control and evaluate the quality of emerging technologies and expand them for adoption. The analysis shows that flexible production technology parameter is more important as compared to other parameters.

Keywords: agility; manufacturing system; technology; competition; fuzzy AHP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2022.122812

International Journal of Operational Research, 2022 Vol.43 No.4, pp.512 - 532

Received: 18 Apr 2019
Accepted: 29 Jun 2019

Published online: 13 May 2022 *

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