Decision Making in the Manufacturing Environment

Using Graph Theory and Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making Methods

  • R. Venkata Rao

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Decision Making

  3. Applications of GTMA and Fuzzy MADM Methods in the Manufacturing Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 347-373

About this book


Manufacturing is the backbone of any industrialized nation. Recent worldwide advances in manufacturing technologies have brought about a metamorphosis in industry. Fast-changing technologies on the product front have created a need for an equally fast response from manufacturing industries. To meet these challenges, manufacturing industries have to select appropriate manufacturing strategies, product designs, manufacturing processes, work piece and tool materials, and machinery and equipment. The selection decisions are complex, as decision making is more challenging today. Decision makers in the manufacturing sector frequently face the problem of assessing a wide range of options and selecting one based on a set of conflicting criteria.

Decision Making in the Manufacturing Environment demonstrates how graph theory and matrix approach, and fuzzy multiple attribute decision making methods can be effectively used for decision making in various situations of the manufacturing environment. Divided into two parts; Part I introduces the decision making situations in the manufacturing environment and presents decision making methods; Part II uses case studies to present the applications of these methods in real manufacturing situations.

Decision Making in the Manufacturing Environment will be very useful to decision makers in the manufacturing sector as it makes decision making easier, more logical, systematic, efficient and effective. It is intended for designers, manufacturing engineers, practitioners, managers, institutes involved in design and manufacturing related projects, applied research workers, academics, and graduate students in mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering.


Decision-making Graph Graph Theory Manufacturing Manufacturing Strategies Manufacturing System Matrix Approach calculus product design

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Venkata Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, SuratSurat Gujarat StateIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-818-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-819-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-5168
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