A New Fuzzy Multi-criteria Decision Making Approach: Extended Hierarchical Fuzzy Axiomatic Design Approach with Risk Factors

  • Hacer Güner GörenEmail author
  • Osman Kulak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 184)


In recent years, Axiomatic Design (AD) has been widely used as a multi criteria decision making approach. AD approach compares the design objects and system capabilities in a framework and then selects the best alternative based on these comparisons. Some researchers then include fuzziness in the AD approach which helps to evaluate alternatives in fuzzy environments. The main advantage of fuzzy AD approach is the ability to evaluate both crisp and fuzzy values at the same time during decision process. However, these approaches are not appropriate for hierarchical decision problems. Therefore, these are extended to solve the hierarchical decision problems and Hierarchical Fuzzy Axiomatic Design Approach (HFAD) is presented. In this study, HFAD is extended to include risk factors for the first time in literature and a new approach called RFAD is proposed. Moreover, the application of the new approach is shown on a real world supplier selection problem and the results are compared to the other widely used decision making approaches in literature.


Multi criteria decision making Hierarchical fuzzy axiomatic design Risk factors Axiomatic design Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process Supplier selection 



This study was supported by Pamukkale University under the Project no 1719.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringPamukkale UniversityDenizliTurkey

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