Title: Evaluating manufacturing systems by fuzzy ANP: a case study

Authors: Ehsan Pourjavad; Hadi Shirouyehzad

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: In today's competitive environment evaluating firms' performance correctly, is an important issue not only for investors and creditors but also for the companies that are in the same sector. Therefore, developing an integrated performance measurement model is important for strategy management. The main purpose of this study is to propose a new approach to evaluate manufacturing systems. In this paper, according to various criteria, comparing manufacturing sections and assessing them in the best and the worst are identified. In this paper a fuzzy ANP approach has been employed to compare manufacturing systems, considering interdependence of these criteria and distinct information, fuzzy approach are employed for paired comparison. This approach has been employed to evaluate parallel manufacturing lines in Chadormalu Mining-Industrial Company. Manufacturing lines are compared in a variety of points of view and disciplines as quality, product, maintenance and cost criteria; also 16 sub-criteria are considered as well.

Keywords: parallel manufacturing lines; performance measurement; analytical network process; fuzzy theory; manufacturing systems evaluation; fuzzy ANP; FANP; firm performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMS.2014.059294

International Journal of Applied Management Science, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.65 - 83

Published online: 17 Feb 2014 *

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