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Using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to formulate a continuous improvement process (CIP)

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The growing importance of setting up continuous improvement strategies in manufacturing organisations is proving to be a difficult process. Managers seem to have difficulties in choosing strategies that will improve productivity, availability and quality. A Multiple Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM), based on the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), is used as a means of systematising the decision process. A generic framework was developed to formulate an ideal strategy for a Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) using AHP. In addition, the issues and implications regarding consistency and sensitivity analysis are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd international MATADOR conference
EditorsD. Hayhurst, S. Hinduja, J. Atkinson, M. Burdekin, R. Hannam, L. Li, Ashraf Labib
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherSpringer
Pages73-78
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781447112006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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