The purpose of this paper is to report a study in which analytic hierarchy process (AHP) has been used for selecting the best concept in lean environment.
There existed a need for the case organization to identify the best concept from the perspective of lean manufacturing. The concept selection problem is a typical multi‐criterion decision‐making problem. AHP judges and selects the elements/concepts which have a greater influence on the pre‐determined objective. In this study, AHP has been used for selecting the best concept.
The validation indicated that AHP is an effective approach for enabling best concept selection, thereby improving the leanness of the organization.
The implementation study has been carried out by substituting the data gathered from only one manufacturing organization. Yet the findings and contribution of this research work would be useful to the leaders of majority of the manufacturing companies situated in the world.
The usage of the approach will indicate that AHP enables the best concept selection in advanced manufacturing environments.
A case study has been reported to indicate the feasibility of selecting the best concept in a lean environment. Hence, the contributions are original.
Vinodh, S., Shivraman, K. and Viswesh, S. (2012), "AHP‐based lean concept selection in a manufacturing organization", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 124-136. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410381211196320Download as .RIS
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