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The Best Thinking in Business Analytics from the Decision Sciences Institute by Merrill Warkentin, Decision Sciences Institute

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9. Identifying the Optimal Facility Location Using Fuzzy AHP

—Emre Gunduz, TEB, Istanbul

—Tuncay Bayrak, Western New England University

Abstract

Logistics facility location decisions are difficult to make as all parameters pertaining to the problem may not be deterministic. In addition, to realize significant cost savings and serve major markets, the decision makers must understand the critical factors that drive logistics facility location selection. As a result, choosing the right logistics facility location site has become an increasingly strategic decision for logistics companies competing in highly competitive business environments. In this study, we demonstrate how fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) can be used to identify the optimal ...

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