Integrated Fuzzy Analysis and Group Decision Making Method for Collaborative Product Development
Group decision-making is one of the most important issues in product development. In order to tackle the vague and sometimes conflicting decision data, this paper presents a new approach based on fuzzy similarity and fuzzy compromise to deal with the fuzzy nature of group decisions. In the proposed method, a modified fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process method is used to get the criterion weights, a novel consensus aggregation algorithm is given to obtain the conflict-free results, and an improved compromise decision means is utilized to calculate the utilities of alternatives. Finally an integrated product development solution evaluation process is illustrated as a numerical example, and the corresponding software package is also developed.
Z.Y. Shen, M.N. James, W.D. Li, and Y.X. Zhao
H. B. Qiu et al., "Integrated Fuzzy Analysis and Group Decision Making Method for Collaborative Product Development", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 44-46, pp. 267-274, 2008