IJE TRANSACTIONS A: Basics Vol. 20, No. 3 (October 2007) 251-262   

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A. Kaboli, M. B. Aryanezhad* and K. Shahanaghi

Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 16844, Tehran, Iran
kaboli@iust.ac.ir - mirarya@iust.ac.ir - shahanaghi@iust.ac.ir

R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam

Engineering Optimization Research Group, Department of Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran
P.O. Box 11365/4563, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author
( Received: December 25, 2006 – Accepted in Revised Form: September 13, 2007 )

Abstract    Location decision is an integral part of organizational strategies involving many factorsthat may be conflicting in nature. This paper presents a holistic approach of the multi-criteria decisionmaking (MCDM) methodology to select the optimal location(s), which fits best for both investors andmanagers. A case study is also provided to illustrate the application of the proposed holistic approach.Finally, a comparison with the previous work is made and the informational efficacy of the proposedmodel is also discussed.


Keywords    Location Selection, Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), Fuzzy AHP



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