Modelling the decision of paper shredder selection using analytic hierarchy process and graph theory and matrix approach

Zheng Yun Zhuang, I. Jen Chiang, Chia Rong Su, Chih Yung Chen

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摘要

There are so many paper shredder products available in the market, and the decision to select a ‘right shredder’ usually involves a number of criteria. For organizations, complexity arises when the procurement function is to purchase a massive amount of shredders of the same type. This study initiated the idea to use the analytic hierarchy process with graph theory and matrix approach for solving the problem. The proposed model determines the best shredder from a pool of alternatives, given the buyer-side decision-maker’s preference settings. With the expert questionnaire polled and the heterogeneous real data collected, the model is applied to a reduced data set. The size of the decision problem is defined as 8 alternatives are filtered among 26, while the 7 justification attributes considered are fully kept for not losing the experimental meaning. The result shows the effectiveness and applicability of the approach to manage the encountered decision scientifically. As this also implies that not only buyers but also the manufacturers can use this model to analyse ‘something’, it is confident to conduct more future studies. The R script which implements the dynamic programming concept to calculate the assessed index scores for graph theory and matrix approach is perhaps another contribution of this study.

原文英語
期刊Advances in Mechanical Engineering
9
發行號12
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 機械工業

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