Pub. online:2 Dec 2020Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 31, Issue 4 (2020), pp. 707–722
Spherical fuzzy sets theory is useful and advantageous for handling uncertainty and imprecision in multiple attribute decision-making problems by considering membership, non-membership, and indeterminacy degrees. In this paper, by extending the classical linear assignment method, we propose a novel method called the spherical fuzzy linear assignment method (SF-LAM) to solve multiple criteria group decision-making problems in the spherical fuzzy environment. A ranking procedure consisting of aggregation functions, score functions, accuracy functions, weighted rank frequency, and a binary mathematical model are presented to determine the criterion-wise preferences and various alternatives’ priority order. The proposed method’s applicability and validity are shown through the selection problem among wind power farm locations. The proposed method helps managers to find the best location to construct the wind power plant based on the determined criteria. Finally, a comparative analysis is performed between the proposed spherical fuzzy linear assignment (SF-LAM) model and the spherical fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (SF-AHP) and spherical fuzzy WASPAS methods.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2019Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 30, Issue 2 (2019), pp. 269–292
The 3D extensions of ordinary fuzzy sets such as intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFS), Pythagorean fuzzy sets (PFS), and neutrosophic sets (NS) aim to describe experts’ judgments more informatively and explicitly. In this paper, generalized three dimensional spherical fuzzy sets are presented with their arithmetic, aggregation, and defuzzification operations. Weighted Aggregated Sum Product ASsessment (WASPAS) is a combination of two well-known multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods, which are weighted sum model (WSM) and weighted product model (WPM). The aim of this paper is to extend traditional WASPAS method to spherical fuzzy WASPAS (SF-WASPAS) method and to show its application with an industrial robot selection problem. Additionally, we present comparative and sensitivity analyses to show the validity and robustness of the given decisions.
Volume 25, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 1–20
In order to survive in the present day global competitive environment, it now becomes essential for the manufacturing organizations to take prompt and correct decisions regarding effective use of their scarce resources. Various multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods are now available to help those organizations in choosing the best decisive course of actions. In this paper, the applicability of weighted aggregated sum product assessment (WASPAS) method is explored as an effective MCDM tool while solving eight manufacturing decision making problems, such as selection of cutting fluid, electroplating system, forging condition, arc welding process, industrial robot, milling condition, machinability of materials, and electro-discharge micro-machining process parameters. It is observed that this method has the capability of accurately ranking the alternatives in all the considered selection problems. The effect of the parameter λ on the ranking performance of WASPAS method is also studied.