IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(3): 202-205 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.602

A QFD-Based Decision Model for Ship Selection in Maritime Transportation

Zeynep Sener and Ece Ozturk
Abstract— Maritime transportation is a cost-effective method which enables companies to transfer an international cargo between two seaports. With its need to trade-off multiple criteria, selecting the most suitable ship among multiple alternatives is a complex multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. This paper presents a decision approach based on quality function deployment (QFD) methodology for ship selection in maritime transportation industry. The proposed decision model takes into account company needs and ship attributes and also the relations between them. The simple additive weighting (SAW) method is used to obtain a final score for each ship alternative.

Index Terms— Quality function deployment, ship selection, multiple criteria decision making, supplier selection.

The authors are with Galatasaray University, Turkey (e-mail: zsener@gsu.edu.tr, eceoztrk8@gmail.com).

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Cite: Zeynep Sener and Ece Ozturk, " A QFD-Based Decision Model for Ship Selection in Maritime Transportation," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 202-205, 2015.

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