A Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Choosing a Logistics Center Location in Turkey

Surmeli G., KAYA İ., Erdogan M.

6th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), İstanbul, Turkey, 27 - 29 May 2015 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icmsao.2015.7152195
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: decision making, interval type-2 fuzzy sets, logistics center, TOPSIS, SETS, SELECTION, AHP
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Location selection of a logistics center is one of decision-making problems involving uncertainty. In order to reflect uncertainties in the selection process, fuzzy logic is usually applied. For this aim, we used a fuzzy decision making methodology for choosing a logistics center location. In this paper, location selection problem for a logistics center has been examined for the Eastern Anatolia Region in Turkey. For this aim, cities named Malatya, Erzurum and Van identified as alternatives and four main and six sub-criteria are identified to assess the priorities of these cities. As a result, the best logistics center location alternative has been determined for the eastern Anatolia region.