An integrated fuzzy QFD and fuzzy goal programming approach for global facility location-allocation problem

Aboozar Jamalnia, Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Seyed Hossein Razavi Hajiagha, Ardalan Feili

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Companies pursuing extension of their activities and new companies in establishment phase are using various concepts and techniques to consider location decision, because location greatly affects both fixed and variable costs and on the overall profit of the company. This paper suggests a new use of quality function deployment (QFD) for facility location selection problem instead of applying it to traditional product quality promotion. Fuzzy sets concept is also incorporated to deal with imprecise nature of the linguistic judgments of decision makers. First, fuzzy QFD as a stand-alone approach is presented to address international facility location selection decision. To consider resource limitations and operational constraints, fuzzy goal programming is combined with fuzzy quality function deployment to present a developed approach to deal with global facility location-allocation decision. A demonstration of the applicability of proposed methodologies in a real-world problem is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-290
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Global facility location-allocation problem
  • fuzzy quality function deployment
  • fuzzy goal programming
  • lnguistic variables
  • fuzzy numbers


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