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MACBETHSort: a multiple criteria decision aid procedure for sorting strategic products

Alessio Ishizaka () and Maynard Gordon ()
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Alessio Ishizaka: University of Portsmouth
Maynard Gordon: University of Portsmouth

Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2017, vol. 68, issue 1, 53-61

Abstract: Abstract Efficient companies need to know which their strategic products are. For this purpose, the ABC classification based on the item’s value was developed and was used for a long time. Later, it was recognised that several other criteria need to be considered and multi-criteria ranking methods were applied. However, the classes have always been defined based only on a relative proportion. Therefore, the number of products in a class is independent of the actual importance of the products. In this paper, a new sorting procedure MACBETHSort is introduced, which is an evolution of the choice, ranking and rating technique MACBETH. The procedure has been validated in a real case study for assigning access and entrance solutions in ABC classes.

Keywords: MACBETH; MACBETHSort; sorting; MCDA; ABC classification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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