ENBIS-17 in Naples

9 – 14 September 2017; Naples (Italy) Abstract submission: 21 November 2016 – 10 May 2017

Material Handling Equipment Selection Using UTASTAR

12 September 2017, 14:30 – 14:50


Submitted by
Guldal Guleryuz
Zeynep Dur (Hacettepe University), Guldal Guleryuz (Hacettepe University)
Choosing the appropriate material handling equipment positively affects the efficiency of handling the materials in production facilities. Delays in production, high lead times, defects and high production costs might be associated with unsuitable material handling systems. If the needs and requirements of the facility are not properly identified, material handling system will not conform to facility operations. For movement type operations, type and characteristics of the material as well as the type and characteristics of the movement plays important role. Equipment is a major part in Material handling system. If designing the whole material handling system is the main problem, then choosing the right equipment is one of the biggest sub problems. Many of the approaches to equipment selection problem focuses on multi criteria decision making methods, knowledge based systems or analytic methods or the combination of these approaches. This study applies a utility additive type (UTASTAR) method to crane selection problem for a steel fabrication factory. Potential alternatives and the criteria are determined using decision makers’ opinions and preferences are obtained. Ranking of the alternatives are found and the results are compared to analytical approach solution.

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