Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Multicriteria Decision Making: A Case Study in the Automobile Industry

Contents:

Author Info

  • Márcia Oliveira

    ()
    (FEP, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, and LIAAD/INESC TEC)

  • Dalila B. M. M. Fontes

    ()
    (FEP, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, and LIAAD/INESC TEC)

  • Teresa Pereira

    ()
    (IPP/ESEIG, Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Porto)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) has been one of the fastest-growing areas of operations research during the last decades. The academic attention devoted to MCDA motivated the development of a great variety of approaches and methods within the field. These methods distinguish themselves in terms of procedures, theoretical assumptions and type of decision addressed. This diversity poses challenges to the process of selecting the most suited method for a specific real-world decision problem. In this paper we present a case study in a real-world decision problem arising in the painting sector of an automobile plant. We tackle the problem by resorting to the well-known AHP method and to the MCDA method proposed by Pereira and Fontes (2012) (MMASSI). By relying on two, rather than one, MCDA methods we expect to improve the confidence and robustness of the obtained results. The contributions of this paper are twofold: first, we intend to investigate the contrasts and similarities of the results obtained by distinct MCDA approaches (AHP and MMASSI); secondly, we expect to enrich the literature of the field with a real-world MCDA case study on a complex decision making problem since there is a paucity of applied research work addressing real decision problems faced by organizations.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.fep.up.pt/investigacao/workingpapers/wp483.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 483.

    as in new window
    Length: 17 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2013
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:483

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200 PORTO
    Phone: 351-22-5571100
    Fax: 351-22-5505050
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.fep.up.pt/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: AHP; Decision Making; Multicriteria Decision Analysis; Multicriteria Methodology; Automobile Industry;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Saaty, Thomas L., 1990. "How to make a decision: The analytic hierarchy process," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 48(1), pages 9-26, September.
    2. James S. Dyer, 1990. "A Clarification of "Remarks on the Analytic Hierarchy Process"," Management Science, INFORMS, INFORMS, vol. 36(3), pages 274-275, March.
    3. Thomas L. Saaty, 1986. "Axiomatic Foundation of the Analytic Hierarchy Process," Management Science, INFORMS, INFORMS, vol. 32(7), pages 841-855, July.
    4. Forman, Ernest & Peniwati, Kirti, 1998. "Aggregating individual judgments and priorities with the analytic hierarchy process," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 108(1), pages 165-169, July.
    5. James S. Dyer, 1990. "Remarks on the Analytic Hierarchy Process," Management Science, INFORMS, INFORMS, vol. 36(3), pages 249-258, March.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Ana Pinto Borges & Didier Laussel & João Correia-da-Silva, 2013. "Multidimensional Screening with Complementary Activities: Regulating a Monopolist with Unknown Cost and Unknown Preference for Empire Building," Games, MDPI, Open Access Journal, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(3), pages 532-560, September.
    2. João Correia-da-Silva & Joana Pinho & Hélder Vasconcelos, 2013. "Cartel stability and profits under different reactions to entry in markets with growing demand," FEP Working Papers 487, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:483. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.