The application of analytic hierarchy process in classification of material planning and control systems

Jafar Razmi, Mohamed Zairi, Angappa Gunasekaran

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Many organisations keep thousands of items in their warehouses, which may worth more than 50% of all companies' expenses (Neely and Byrne, 1992). Controlling of these items by one Material Planning and Control System (MPCS) (push and pull systems) may not be rational or economic. Every methodology has different cost and service level in different environments. Therefore, the tool required to categorise the material based upon the suitability of MPCS. This paper presents a multicriteria approach within Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), which is capable of classifying the materials and components for different MPCS, that is, Kanban, MRP, hybrid and Re-Order Point (ROP) Systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-366
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Services and Operations Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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