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Using simulation to incorporate dynamic criteria into multiple criteria decision making

Aickelin, Uwe; Reps, Jenna M.; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Li, Peng

Authors

Uwe Aickelin

Jenna M. Reps

Peng Li



Abstract

In this paper we present a case study demonstrating how dynamic and uncertain criteria can be incorporated into a multi-criteria analysis with the help of discrete event simulation. The simulation guided multi-criteria analysis can include both monetary and nonmonetary criteria that are static or dynamic, whereas standard multi-criteria analysis only deals with static criteria and cost benefit analysis only deals with static monetary criteria. The dynamic and uncertain criteria are incorporated by using simulation to explore how the decision options perform. The results of the simulation are then fed into the multi-criteria analysis. By enabling the incorporation of dynamic and uncertain criteria, the dynamic multiple criteria analysis was able to take a unique perspective of the problem. The highest ranked option returned by the dynamic multi-criteria analysis differed from the other decision aid techniques. The results suggest that dynamic multiple criteria analysis may be highly suitable for decisions that require long term evaluation, as this is often when uncertainty is introduced.

Citation

Aickelin, U., Reps, J. M., Siebers, P., & Li, P. (2018). Using simulation to incorporate dynamic criteria into multiple criteria decision making. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 69(7), https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2017.1410010

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 15, 2017
Publication Date Jul 1, 2018
Deposit Date Aug 21, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 16, 2018
Journal Journal of the Operational Research Society
Print ISSN 0160-5682
Electronic ISSN 1476-9360
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 7
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2017.1410010
Keywords Simulation, multicriteria decision-making, sensitivity analysis, port operations, logisitcs
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44997
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01605682.2017.1410010
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of the Operational Research Society. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Aickelin, U., Reps, J.M., Siebers, P.-O., Li, P. 2017. Using simulation to incorporate dynamic criteria into multiple criteria decision making. Journal of the Operational Research Society Palgrave Macmillan doi:10.1080/01605682.2017.1410010 is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01605682.2017.1410010

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