Machine Selection with Fuzzy AHP in a Dairy Factory

Özdağoğlu A., Bahar S., Yakut E.

Yönetim ve Ekonomi: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.24, no.4, pp.295-308, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


ABSTRACT A machine selection is an important decision-making process for many corporations. To decrease the negative outcomes of machine choosing decisions, this buying process should be managed carefully. The selection of new machines is a very complex process requiring advanced knowledge and experience. A small mistake may lead to several problems for the engineers, managers and for the machine manufacturers. In this study, the machine buying process of a dairy factory in Aegean Region has been investigated. Firstly, in the study, it is discussed the importance of machine selection in terms of company success strategically. Then, Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), which is one of the multi-criteria decision-making methods, is analysed theoretically. In the literature review part, Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) applications are given by comparing in different sectors. In the application part, by using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method, it is ranked among the vendors for the factory’s purchasing process of a Cream Separator in order to use in the production process. Key Words: Fuzzy AHP, Cream Separator, Machine Selection