A Producer Selection Problem : A Case From Turkish Food Industry

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Beykent Üniversitesi

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Cacao is a very valuable crop as cash. Because cacao is an important exportation crop for countries where it is produced and it is a critical importation product for countries which cannot produce cacao because of their unsuitable climate conditions but consuming it. We suggested a model for choosing the appropriate cacao producer for our chocolate firm in Turkey by applying multicriteria decision making (MCDM) methods: Analytic hierarchy process (AHP), Analytic network process (ANP) and VIKOR based on linguistic variables under fuzzy environment in this paper. All three methods are suggested to be used in our proposed hierarchical model. Firstly, fuzzy AHP methodology is used for analyzing the 4 main criterions and 14 sub-criterions; secondly fuzzy ANP methodology is applied for representing the interrelationships among these main criterions and the last methodology, VIKOR, is used to find out a compromise solution. The proposed model is explained by illustrative example, all comparisons and evaluations are made with triangular numbers with fuzzy sets and final results of fuzzy AHP, fuzzy ANP and VIKOR are tested for comparability.


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Cacao producer selection, Analytic hierarchy process, Analytic network process, VIKOR, Triangular numbers, Fuzzy sets


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Cilt 10, Sayı 2, 2017, 185 –212