Title: Application of hybrid MCDM techniques for prioritising the gaps in an agile manufacturing implementation project

Authors: S. Aravind Raj; S. Vinodh; W.S. Gaurav; S. Shiva Sundaram

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620 015, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620 015, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620 015, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620 015, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Agile manufacturing (AM) is a competitive manufacturing paradigm being adopted by modern organisations. Agility assessment is a vital task and the problem of prioritising agility gaps in the AM project involves several criteria and it is a typical multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. In order to provide effective solution, hybrid analytic network process (ANP)-technique for order performance by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) was applied. Based on the computations, agile criteria weights were determined and gaps were prioritised using fuzzy TOPSIS approach. The prioritised gaps were implemented in the case organisation.

Keywords: agile manufacturing; agility assessment; agility gaps; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; analytical network process; ANP; order performance; similarity; ideal solution; fuzzy TOPSIS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2014.060002

International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2014 Vol.17 No.4, pp.421 - 438

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 24 Mar 2014 *

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