A decision support system for machine selection

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Arslan, M. Çağdaş and Çatay, Bülent and Budak, Erhan (2004) A decision support system for machine selection. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 15 (1). pp. 101-109. ISSN 1741-038X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09576060410512374


Globalization of business, the worldwide competitive economy and the decrease in product life force companies to use new equipments that are continuously introduced to the market with the advances in technology. An improper selection can negatively affect productivity, precision, flexibility and company’s responsive manufacturing capabilities. Thus, selecting the most suitable machine from the increasing number of available machines can be highly demanding. A decision support system is developed for the selection of machine tools. It will guide the selection process and help a decision maker solve the selection problem. Multi-criteria weighted average is used in decision-making process to rank the machines evaluated with respect to several criteria. The method is demonstrated with an example.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Selection, Decision support systems, Machine tools, manufacturing systems
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
ID Code:5112
Deposited By:Bülent Çatay
Deposited On:11 Nov 2007 19:33
Last Modified:11 Nov 2007 19:33

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