Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2019, Page: 43-51
Warehouse Selection Problem Solution by Using Proper MCDM Process
Md. Al Amin, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh
Apurba Das, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh
Sumit Roy, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh
Md. Imran Shikdar, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh
Received: Oct. 3, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 31, 2019;       Published: Dec. 2, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsqa.20190502.13      View  181      Downloads  29
Abstract
The most efficient warehousing selection has become one of the significant logistics activities. The main objective of this paper is to select the efficient warehouse by using proper MCDM (Multi Criteria Decision Making) process against some specified criteria. This paper exhumes to explore the possibility of using several multi criteria decision making processes in warehouse location problem. This survey work introduces MCDM process in many domains to pick the best alternative from where different scope, weight for many criteria are explored. Among various methods, it is found that, by the means of the AHP and TOPSIS method, the evaluation criteria with references to the concerned goal and characteristics with respect to analogous criteria. A case study has been performed by selected MCDM (AHP, TOPSIS) process for analysing collected data. Before going for the calculation this research has done a survey by asking some question to concerned person regarding warehouse selection. From case study, among five warehouses it is found that the first warehouse is suitable which accomplishes all criteria. A validation test for AHP has been performed to verify the result obtained which also supports the result. Finally, this research paper will help to select efficient warehouse and will improve the logistics system.
Keywords
MCDM Process, AHP, TOPSIS, Warehouse Selection
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Md. Al Amin, Apurba Das, Sumit Roy, Md. Imran Shikdar, Warehouse Selection Problem Solution by Using Proper MCDM Process, International Journal of Science and Qualitative Analysis. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019, pp. 43-51. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsqa.20190502.13
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