Using the Saaty Method and the FMEA Method for Evaluation of Constraints in Logistics Chain

In the context of ensuring the efficient functioning of logistic chains is necessary to identify and eliminate any restrictions that may have the major impact on the resulting efficiencies of realised transports. For a comprehensive evaluation of potential constraints in terms of logistics operators, freight forwarders, carriers and other entities involved in the implementation of supply chain due to the demands of customers it is essential to thoroughly analyse the logistics chain and then identify and evaluate all relevant constraints. The evaluation of constraints has to be based on predetermined criteria. Based on the research realised at Žilina University, Department of Railway transport, it is efficient to evaluate these constraints by using a combination of multi – criteria analysis method – Saaty method combined with the use of risk assessment techniques Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). These methods are applied for the problem of choosing a suitable carrier for the realisation of the shipment. The result of multi – criteria evaluation allows choose the optimal variant of realisation of logistics chain by the comparison of the level of constraints in various variants of proposed logistics chains.


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  • Accession Number: 01636288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2017 11:31AM