Assessment of Criticality of Spare Parts Using the Method of Multi-Criteria Decision Making

  • Karolina KolinskaEmail author
  • Dawid Dolinski
Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)


Useful element in the process of inventory control of spare parts is the information if spare parts is critical from the standpoint of the production process, so whether it is necessary to keep it in stock. This decision can be made by using the method of multicriteria decision making Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). An important element in the application of this method in enterprises is to engage maintenance and the Purchasing Department when defining the criteria that determine the criticality of spare parts. This chapter describes an example of using AHP method in the assessment of criticality of spare parts, which is the original result of the work of the authors.


AHP method Spare parts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute Logistics and WarehousingPoznanPoland

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