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Development of a machine tool selection system using AHP

Çimren, Emrah and Çatay, Bülent and Budak, Erhan (2007) Development of a machine tool selection system using AHP. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 35 (3-4). pp. 363-376. ISSN 0268-3768

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Abstract

The selection of appropriate machines is one of the most critical decisions in the design and development of an efficient production environment. In this study, we propose a decision support system for machine tool selection using an effective algorithm, the analytic hierarchy process. In the selection process, we first consider qualitative decision criteria that are related to the machine properties. Reliability and precision analyses may be included in the detailed evaluation procedure. Furthermore, the decision-maker may take into account the economical considerations through cost analysis. In addition, the robustness of the selection procedure may be evaluated using sensitivity analysis. An illustrative example of machine tool selection using the proposed methodology and the software implementation are provided.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Analytic hierarchy process, AHP, Machine tool selection, Decision support systems
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:500
Deposited By:Erhan Budak
Deposited On:16 Feb 2007 02:00
Last Modified:19 Oct 2011 14:23

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