Title: A comparative model of kinds of composite wood regarding customers' perspective using analytic network process (ANP)

Authors: Majid Azizi; Fatemeh Sarfi; Mehdi Faezipour; Amin Arian

Addresses: Department of Wood and Paper Sciences and Technology, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 31585-4314, Karaj, Iran ' Department of Wood and Paper Sciences and Technology, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 31585-4314, Karaj, Iran ' Department of Wood and Paper Sciences and Technology, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 31585-4314, Karaj, Iran ' Department of Wood and Paper Sciences and Technology, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 31585-4314, Karaj, Iran

Abstract: In order to compare composite wood in Iran, a hierarchy was designed to prioritise benefits, opportunities, costs and risks using analytic hierarchy process rating approach. BOCR structure was determined by providing questionnaires and collecting data from knowledgeable persons who were consumers of the products in wood industry. The BOCR was affected by all factors. All these were weighted by AHP. Also, using questionnaire, the pair-wise comparison was made both for sub-criteria and for four alternatives with respect to the criteria. Then by synthesising criteria weights with sub-criteria and alternative weights, the total weight of alternatives was calculated through analytical network process.

Keywords: analytical hierarchy process; AHP; benefits; costs; opportunities; risks; sensitivity analysis; multicriteria decision making; prioritisation; medium density fibreboard; particleboard; veneered boards; MCDM; Iran; comparative modelling; composite woods; BOCR; base overhead cost recovery; wood industry; sub-criteria; alternatives; analytical network process; ANP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2014.066870

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2014 Vol.4 No.4, pp.367 - 392

Available online: 14 Jan 2015 *

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