Sinan APAK
Maltepe University
Vaillant Group

Published 2017-09-16

How to Cite

APAK, S., & ÇETE, R. (2017). USING DEMATEL-ANP INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR DECIDING PRODUCTION STRATEGY FOR A PRODUCTION LINE. Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 5(2), 363–381. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v5i2.123


Production planning includes push, pull and hybrid production systems that production firms determine their production strategies according to many variables before starting production. The administration of this process requires experience and time. The intensity of rivalry makes this kind of decision processes important, because no firm has the luxury to waste time and to make a wrong decision. In order to solve this problem, research proposes to use integrated decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) and analytic network process (ANP) together which are methods of multi-criteria decision-making models. The process being used to establish which options are found to be most acceptable for operations managers has been demonstrated how applicable it is by using the generated model in automotive industry.


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