Ehsan Pourjavad, Rene V. Mayorga



A Combined Fuzzy Approach to Determine Sustainable ELV Strategy

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End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV), Evaluation, Fuzzy, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, AHP, TOPSIS, Strategy


The sustainable End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) management has emerged as a competitive subject for producers to respond to environmental and economic challenges. There are several ELV strategies such as reuse and remanufacturing which enable companies to reduce environmental impacts and optimize the product life cycle. The selection of the best compromise ELVs management strategy improves the sustainability performance of companies. This study aims at proposing an integrated Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (FMCDM) to evaluate the sustainable ELV strategies with respect to the user’s preference orders. Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) is used to determine the relative weights of the assessment sustainable criteria and the extension of the Fuzzy Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (FTOPSIS) is applied to investigate the ELV strategies. The findings indicate the usefulness of the proposed model in evaluating sustainable ELV strategies with human linguistic terms and how it simplifies the decision-making process.

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Ehsan Pourjavad, Rene V. Mayorga. (2016) A Combined Fuzzy Approach to Determine Sustainable ELV Strategy. International Journal of Transportation Systems, 1, 78-83