Production and Logistics Systems Improvements - Biim Ultrasound AS
AuthorTofah, Dzifa Korbla Wisdom
A crucial aspect of the supply chain network design process is deciding on optimal locations to situate new facilities. Facility location decisions rely on many factors, some of which might be conflicting with each other. The decision factors can be either quantitative or qualitative, thus a brute-force prioritization of one over another could be detrimental overall. To ensure the efficacy of the selection process, decision makers must consider both the quantitative and qualitative factors in tandem. Some of the common methods employed in the literature by organizations to facilitate their decision-making process include: optimization models and algorithms, decision support systems and computerized analytics tools. To this end, this thesis proposes a hybrid Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) model to aid the selection of an optimal location that suits the strategic fit of an organization. The proposed model integrates the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) methodology for Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) with Mixed Integer Programming (MIP). The solution is modeled and implemented with the AIMMS modeling language as well as the Gurobi Optimization tool in Python. This thesis work is based on a case study from Biim Ultrasound.
PublisherUiT Norges arktiske universitet
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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