The Group Decision Making for location Analysis of Wood Industry plants, the case of Iran

Majid Azizi
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Tehran
Iran, Islamic Republic of

Publication date: Jan, 2008

Journal: Journal of the Institute of Wood Science
Vol.: 18- Issue: 1- Pages: 52-57

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Abstract: The improper sites of plywood and veneer factories have caused the unsatisfactory production. For future plants, it is decided to analyze the problem through scientific studies. Influential indicators for this matter were identified and an hierarchy was constructed based on five major groups of criteria. The weight of the indicators were then established by Analytical Hierarchy Process. These weights were employed in AHP(Expert Choice software) to rank 5 alternatives. Finally the potential sites were identified according to the priorities obtained by this technique. The result showed province of Kordestan has the highest priorities for location selection.

Keywords: Location, AHP, Analytical Hierarchy Process, Group decision making