Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Garmsar Campus, Iran.

2 Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden.


Long-term planning is a challenging process for dealing with problems in big industries. Quick and flexible process of responding to the existing variable requirements are considered in such problems. Some of important strategic decisions which should be made in this field are, namely the way that manufacturing facilities should be applied as well as assignment and design the system of delivery of orders. On the other hand, by using the small core and big network viewpoint in planning, such decisions should be made in a concentrated way. In this paper, a robust multi criteria group decision making model based on TOPSIS method is proposed, which evaluates the requirements of a real case study. In this regard, firstly important criteria in such environments would be determined. Secondly, using expert’s opinions and statistical analysis methods the group multi criteria decision making model would be constructed.


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