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A Study on Selection Issues of An Integrated Service Provider 4PL Using FAHP

J. Praveena, M. Pramila Devi, N.V.N. Indra Kiran



The modified Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) which is proposed after the concepts like fuzziness, uncertainty and vagueness was broadly posed in expert's decision-making. In the Fuzzy Extent Analysis method and α-cut based method, FAHP is described to obtain a crisp priority vector from a triangular fuzzy comparison matrix. Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) which especially is based on pair-wise comparisons on a ratio scale. In this present research, initially, the criteria for selection of integrated service providers have been identified and an integrated model based on their inter-relationship has been developed with the help of shippers. With this idea of what factors to be considered and their inter-relationships while selecting integrated service provider. Later, various methods deriving the priority weights viz., AHP have been employed for Fourth party logistics (4PL) service provider selection. This paper shows implementation, definition and application of FAHP and the six steps of implementation. Fuzzy AHP and its necessity and related concepts like alpha cut are structured in this paper.

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