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AHP model for optimum distribution network selection in food industry

Renani, Nafiseh Chorbani (2013) AHP model for optimum distribution network selection in food industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


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Efficient supply chain distribution network design must take into account various dimensions of performance and product characteristics.The appropriate choice of distribution network results in customer needs being satisfied at the lowest possible cost. Investigators have recently begun to realize that the decision in the supply chain distribution network design must be driven by an extensive set of performance metrics and the characteristics of the products. In this thesis, cost and service factor performance metrics were regarded as the decision criteria for optimizing supply chain distribution network design. Qualitative and quantitative factors were considered in selecting the optimum delivery network design by using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) methodology. After aggregating the ideas of a group of experts and customers, the selection decision is made. Sensitivity analysis was performed to show the robustness and consistency of the model. The results of the analysis illustrate the model is found to be stable and robust and the ketchup sauce manufacturers can select their suitable and optimum distribution network designs according to this study.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Kejuruteraan Industri)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Dr. Syed Ahmad Helmi Syed Hassan
Uncontrolled Keywords:supply chain, network design
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:42061
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:09 Oct 2014 09:21
Last Modified:28 Jul 2020 02:24

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