GIS and f-AHP Integration for Locating a New Textile Manufacturing Facility

ONDEN I., Eldemir F.

FIBRES & TEXTILES IN EASTERN EUROPE, vol.23, no.5, pp.18-22, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5604/12303666.1161751
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-22
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Location analysis for a textile manufacturing facility is a strategic decision due to its long-term effects on profitability, accessibility, and sustainability. Thus an analysis should be made using a comprehensive approach. The facility location selection problem can be represented with a multi-criteria structure. This study considered locating a new manufacturing facility and accepted seven decision criteria as decision parameters. Istanbul was the study area, and seven candidate locations were considered to start a new manufacturing facility. During the evaluation process, Geographic Information Systems and the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process were combined to order the preference levels of candidate areas. A novel methodology for the textile industry is proposed to integrate experts' thoughts and geographic information.