Title: Integrating fuzzy Delphi with graph theory and matrix methods for evaluation of hazardous industrial waste transportation firm

Authors: Golam Kabir; Razia Sultana Sumi

Addresses: Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. ' Department of Business Administration, Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh

Abstract: Hazardous and toxic industrial wastes may cause or significantly contribute to extensive damage to both humans and the environment when improperly handled. Evaluation of the proper and most appropriate hazardous industrial waste transportation firm is an important problem for hazardous waste generators. In this paper, a simple, systematic and logical scientific approach is structured to evaluate hazardous industrial waste transportation firm through integrating fuzzy Delphi method (FDM) with graph theory and matrix approach (GTMA). Fuzzy Delphi method used to identify the most important and significant criteria and most probable service providers, and graph theory and matrix approach evaluate and rank those transportation service provider firms. To accredit the proposed model, it is implemented in an automotive battery manufacturing company in Bangladesh.

Keywords: fuzzy Delphi method; FDM; graph theory; matrix approach; GTMA; hazardous waste; industrial waste; toxic waste; waste transport; transport service providers; waste management; logistics; automotive batteries; battery manufacturing; Bangladesh; automobile industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2012.050208

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2012 Vol.4 No.3, pp.221 - 237

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 31 Oct 2012 *

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