Weighted additive models for solving fuzzy goal programming problems

M. A. Yaghoobi, D. F. Jones, M. Tamiz

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Weighted additive models are well known for dealing with multiple criteria decision making problems. Fuzzy goal programming is a branch of multiple criteria decision making which has been applied to solve real life problems. Several weighted additive models are introduced to handle fuzzy goal programming problems. These models are based on two approaches in fuzzy goal programming namely goal programming and fuzzy programming techniques. However, some of these models are not able to solve all kinds of fuzzy goal programming problems and some of them that appear in current literature suffer from a lack of precision in their formulations. This paper focuses on weighed additive models for fuzzy goal programming. It explains the oversights within some of them and proposes the necessary corrections. A new improved weighted additive model for solving fuzzy goal programming problems is introduced. The relationships between the new model and some of the existing models are discussed and proved. A numerical example is given to demonstrate the validity and strengths of the new model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-733
Number of pages19
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008


  • Fuzzy goal programming
  • Fuzzy programming
  • Goal programming
  • Multiple criteria decision making
  • Weighted additive models


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