Site selection for food distribution using rough set approach and TOPSIS method

Changez Khan, Sajid Anwar, Shariq Bashir, Abdul Rauf, Adnan Amin, Ildar Batyrshin, Dragan S. Pamučar, Paolo Crippa, Feng Liu
2015 Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems  
Suitable site selection for a specific purpose is a crucial activity, and of the greatest importance to a project manager. Several methods have been proposed by the research community for effective site selection, but all proposed methods incur high costs. This study explores the combination of a rough set theory approach (RSTA) with Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) for suitable site selection for food distribution. This method provides a set of rules to
more » ... termine different sites, which ultimately can help management develop strategies for suitable site selection. A set of rules for suitable site selection are derived from information related to a practical case, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), to demonstrate the prediction ability of RSTA. The results clearly demonstrate that the RSTA model can be a valuable tool for site identification. Rough set theory also assists management in making appropriate decisions based on their objectives while avoiding unnecessary costs. However, while RSTA provides rules to determine the best sites for food distribution, it does not pinpoint the best sites for food distribution. To be more precise and accurate, this work is extended to another multi-criteria decision-making technique solution: the TOPSIS method. By using this method, this study provides the best top priority site for food distribution of PRCS.
doi:10.3233/ifs-151941 fatcat:lw433gqqljgb7kofzexr4jkeyy