The analytic hierarchy process and linear programming in human resource allocation

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States
Kirti Peniwati
PPM Graduate School of Management

Publication date: Jul, 1996

Journal: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISAHP’96)
- Pages: 12-15

Abstract: The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) provides a way to rank the alternatives of a problem by deriving priorities. A question that occurs in practice is: what is the best combination of alternatives that has the largest sum of priorities and satisfies given constraints? This leads one to consider the interface between the AHP and the combinatorial approach inherent in Linear Programming (LP).

Keywords: AHP, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Linear programming, Human resources allocation