INTER MODEL ROUTINGS SOLUTION OF THAILAND –CHINA SHIPMENTS UNDER FTA USING FUZZY AHP
Matthieu Séné, Komgrit Leksakul, Apichat Sopadang
This paper deals with a method to solve transports problems. Actually, there are
many routings possibilities between Thailand and China who are under Free Trade
Agreement. For example, the goods can transit through Laos, through Myanmar or on
the Mekong River by ship. All possibilities are available but we need to choose the best
one according to fuzzy criteria. This study will try to use this method to find the best
routing. Fuzzy AHP used linguistic variables to assess the ratings and the weights for
quantitative or qualitative factors such as cost, time, risk and others performances.
These linguistic ratings can be expressed in trapezoidal or triangular fuzzy numbers.
Then a MCDM model is proposed to deal with the selection problem. To determine the
ranking order of each possible solution, a closeness coefficient is defined by calculating
the distances to the both fuzzy positive ideal solution (FPIS) and fuzzy negative ideal
solution (FNIS) simultaneously.