Using Fuzzy AHP Method to Evaluate Key Competency and Capabilities of Selecting Middle Managers for Global Shipping Logistics Service Providers

Ji-Feng Ding, Jung-Fong Kuo, Wen-Hui Tai
2019 Pomorstvo  
The main purpose of this article is to use the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method to empirically study the key competency and capabilities affecting the selection of middle managers for global shipping logistics service providers (GSLSPs). To facilitate this theme for obtaining key competency and capabilities, a list of five management competency with twenty-five capabilities are preliminary summarized. Subsequently, the proposed fuzzy AHP method is applied to measure relative
more » ... ure relative weights for evaluating these competency and capabilities. The appraisal approach is then to perform empirical survey via AHP expert questionnaires. Finally, the empirical results show that: (1) 'professional competency' is the most important management competency affecting the selection of middle managers for GSLSPs. (2) In order of relative importance, the top six key management capabilities affecting the selection of middle managers for GSLSPs are the 'capability to manage work pressure,' 'capability to manage crisis,' 'capability to lead team awareness,' 'capability to manage interpersonal networks perfectly,' 'capability to use logistics expertise to enhance work efficiency,' and 'capability to effectively build team spirit and work atmosphere,' respectively. Furthermore, concluding remarks are provided in this article.
doi:10.31217/p.33.1.1 fatcat:e4wxledbane47khzgsa2hfhoau