Title: Using Taguchi method for post optimality analysis in MCDM

Authors: Reza Khorramshahgol, Mehrdad Tamiz

Addresses: Department of Quantitative Methods and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5486, Safat 13055, Kuwait. ' Department of Quantitative Methods and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5486, Safat 13055, Kuwait

Abstract: The aim of this research is to use Taguchi|s loss function to assess the loss associated with a solution provided by a particular Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) method. Although the idea proposed in this paper, derived from Taguchi|s philosophy and his idea of social loss, can be invariably applied to any MCDM method, the paper utilises Goal Programming (GP) to illustrate the applicability of the proposed method.

Keywords: multicriteria decision making; MCDM; Taguchi methods; quality loss function; QLF; goal programming.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2007.014050

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.334 - 342

Published online: 13 Jun 2007 *

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