Title: An approach for solving multiple objective manufacturing problems

Authors: Ming-Ru Chen, Chie-Bien Chen, Chiu-Chi Wei

Addresses: United Microelectronics Corporation, Science-based Industrial Park, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan. Department of Business Administration, Ming-Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Chung-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

Abstract: A process engineering problem is considered to be a multiple objective problem if it is characterised by conflicting objectives such as cost, operatability, and productivity. Though many methods for the solution of multiple-objective optimisation problems have been developed before, they do not adequately represent Decision Makers (DMs) internal utility function. A method for the solution of Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM) problem is presented in this paper. The method is based on the evaluation of the trade-offs between the conflicting objectives, and provides a means of assessing the decision makers internal utility function. An extension of the method leads to a new formulation for compromise programming.

Keywords: multiple objective decision making; compromise programming; optimisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2000.000232

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2000 Vol.13 No.3/4/5, pp.132-137

Published online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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