A Hybrid Fuzzy Approach to Facility Location Decision-Making

  • Dragan Simić
  • Vasa Svirčević
  • Svetlana Simić
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8073)


Facility location decisions play a critical role in the strategic design of supply chain networks. Selection of facility locations among alternative locations is a decision problem which includes quantitative and qualitative criteria simultaneously. This paper discusses facility location problem with focus on logistics distribution center in Novi Sad area, Serbia, micro-location selection. Methodological fuzzy TOPSIS ranking method is proposed and examined and it is shown how such a model can be of assistance in analyzing a multi criteria decision-making problem when the information available is vague and subjective. The experimental results could be compared with other official results of the feasibility study of the distribution center (DC) located in Novi Sad area. Compared to the official study, which does not show a methodological basis, this research gets the results similar to the empirical results in an entirely exact way.


Facility location logistics distribution center fuzzy logic TOPSIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dragan Simić
    • 1
  • Vasa Svirčević
    • 2
  • Svetlana Simić
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Technical SciencesUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia
  2. 2.Lames Ltd.Sremska MitrovicaSerbia
  3. 3.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia

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