July  2008, 4(3): 407-423. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2008.4.407

A multiple criteria sequential sorting procedure

1. 

College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210016, China

2. 

Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada

3. 

Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5, Canada

Received  April 2007 Revised  March 2008 Published  July 2008

A novel procedure having strategic flexibility is designed to handle multiple criteria sorting problems such that a decision maker (DM) can adjust the group count and fine-tune group numbers to improve sorting efficiency. Its unique features include interactive control, so that the DM can adjust the number of groups and other sorting characteristics; the capacity to aggregate cardinal and ordinal criteria using concepts from data envelopment analysis; and the integration of approximate information about criterion weights, which may help to ensure that the sorting results more closely reflect the DM's intrinsic preferences. A case study in inventory classification is carried out to demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed method.
Citation: Ye Chen, Keith W. Hipel, D. Marc Kilgour. A multiple criteria sequential sorting procedure. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2008, 4 (3) : 407-423. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2008.4.407
[1]

Bahaaeldin Abdalla, Thabet Abdeljawad. Oscillation criteria for kernel function dependent fractional dynamic equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2020443

[2]

Thabet Abdeljawad, Mohammad Esmael Samei. Applying quantum calculus for the existence of solution of $ q $-integro-differential equations with three criteria. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2020440

[3]

Xin Guo, Lei Shi. Preface of the special issue on analysis in data science: Methods and applications. Mathematical Foundations of Computing, 2020, 3 (4) : i-ii. doi: 10.3934/mfc.2020026

[4]

Hua Chen, Yawei Wei. Multiple solutions for nonlinear cone degenerate elliptic equations. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, , () : -. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2020272

[5]

Tommi Brander, Joonas Ilmavirta, Petteri Piiroinen, Teemu Tyni. Optimal recovery of a radiating source with multiple frequencies along one line. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2020, 14 (6) : 967-983. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2020044

[6]

Christopher S. Goodrich, Benjamin Lyons, Mihaela T. Velcsov. Analytical and numerical monotonicity results for discrete fractional sequential differences with negative lower bound. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, , () : -. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2020269

[7]

Min Chen, Olivier Goubet, Shenghao Li. Mathematical analysis of bump to bucket problem. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2020, 19 (12) : 5567-5580. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2020251

[8]

Qianqian Han, Xiao-Song Yang. Qualitative analysis of a generalized Nosé-Hoover oscillator. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2020346

[9]

Laurence Cherfils, Stefania Gatti, Alain Miranville, Rémy Guillevin. Analysis of a model for tumor growth and lactate exchanges in a glioma. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2020457

[10]

Vieri Benci, Sunra Mosconi, Marco Squassina. Preface: Applications of mathematical analysis to problems in theoretical physics. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2020446

[11]

Marion Darbas, Jérémy Heleine, Stephanie Lohrengel. Numerical resolution by the quasi-reversibility method of a data completion problem for Maxwell's equations. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2020, 14 (6) : 1107-1133. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2020056

[12]

Dan Zhu, Rosemary A. Renaut, Hongwei Li, Tianyou Liu. Fast non-convex low-rank matrix decomposition for separation of potential field data using minimal memory. Inverse Problems & Imaging, , () : -. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2020076

[13]

Mathew Gluck. Classification of solutions to a system of $ n^{\rm th} $ order equations on $ \mathbb R^n $. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2020, 19 (12) : 5413-5436. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2020246

[14]

Wenjun Liu, Yukun Xiao, Xiaoqing Yue. Classification of finite irreducible conformal modules over Lie conformal algebra $ \mathcal{W}(a, b, r) $. Electronic Research Archive, , () : -. doi: 10.3934/era.2020123

[15]

Yining Cao, Chuck Jia, Roger Temam, Joseph Tribbia. Mathematical analysis of a cloud resolving model including the ice microphysics. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2021, 41 (1) : 131-167. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2020219

[16]

Jianquan Li, Xin Xie, Dian Zhang, Jia Li, Xiaolin Lin. Qualitative analysis of a simple tumor-immune system with time delay of tumor action. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2020341

[17]

A. M. Elaiw, N. H. AlShamrani, A. Abdel-Aty, H. Dutta. Stability analysis of a general HIV dynamics model with multi-stages of infected cells and two routes of infection. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2020441

2019 Impact Factor: 1.366

Metrics

  • PDF downloads (41)
  • HTML views (0)
  • Cited by (0)

Other articles
by authors

[Back to Top]