"Using the Analytic Hierachy Process for Decision Making in
Engineering Applications: Some Challengies"
Inter'l Journal of Industrial Engineering: Applications and
1995, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 35-44.
Evangelos Triantaphyllou and Stuart H. Mann
In many industrial engineering applications the final decision is
based on the evaluation of a number of alternatives in terms of a
number of criteria. This problem may become a very difficult one
when the criteria are expressed in different units or the pertinent
data are difficult to be quantified. The Analytic Hierarchy Process
(AHP) is an effective approach in dealing with this kind of
decision problems. This paper examines some of the practical and
computational issues involved when the AHP method is used in
In many engineering applications the final decision depends on the
evaluation of a set of alternatives in terms of a number of
decision criteria. This may be a difficult task and the Analytic
Hierarchy Process seems to provide an effective way for properly
quantifying the pertinent data. However, there are many critical
issues that a decision maker needs to be aware of.