Improved common weight MCDM model for technology selection

KARSAK E. E., Ahiska S. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, vol.46, no.24, pp.6933-6944, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 24
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207540701419364
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6933-6944
  • Keywords: Technology selection, Common attribute weights, Multi-criteria decision-making, Bisection search, Avoiding arbitrary parameter value determination, DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS, MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, JUSTIFICATION
  • Galatasaray University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents an improvement on earlier work on a common weight multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach for technology selection by (Karsak, E.E. and Ahiska, S.S., Practical common weight multi-criteria decision-making approach with an improved discriminating power for technology selection. Int. J. Prod. Res., 2005, 43, 1537-1554.) benefiting from a bisection search algorithm. The proposed algorithm enables to calculate the values of discriminating parameter, k, which appears in the introduced efficiency measure, in a systematic and robust manner rather than requiring the decision analyst to assign an arbitrary step size value. In addition, the paper presents comments on the model proposed by (Amin, G.R., Toloo, M. and Sohrabis, B., An improved MCDM DEA model for technology selection. Int. J. Prod. Res., 2006, 44, 2681-2686.) for technology selection. Finally, the robustness of the proposed decision-making framework is illustrated via several numerical examples taken from the above-mentioned papers.