A Comparative Assesment of Facility Location Problem via fuzzy TOPSIS and fuzzy VIKOR: A Case Study on Security Services


  • Dilşad GÜZEL Ataturk University, Faculty of Business and Administration
  • Hamit ERDAL Ataturk University, Institude of Social Sciences




Fuzzy TOPSIS, fuzzy VIKOR, law enforcement.


Today, law enforcement and security services are critically important for peace and prosperity of communities. The law enforcement forces serve citizens using security materials. The distribution of security materials is the dominant factor in determining the outcome of law enforcement duties. Failing to supply the required amounts of security materials properly, when and where it is needed, can lead to chaos. In this study, it is aimed to provide a decision support tool that can help to select the most appropriate location of security materials distribution center. The distribution center location problem is a complex multi-criteria problem including both quantitative and qualitative factors which may be in conflict and may also be uncertain. We proposed a comparative analysis that exploits fuzzy TOPSIS and fuzzy VIKOR techniques. Fuzzy weights of the 20 criteria and fuzzy judgments about 4 potential locations of distribution center as alternatives are employed to compute evaluation scores and ranking. Based on the evaluation criteria, Konya has been found the best alternative accourding to both techniques as well.

Author Biographies

Dilşad GÜZEL, Ataturk University, Faculty of Business and Administration

Assist.Prof.Dr., Ataturk University, Faculty of Business and Administration, 25240, Erzurum,Turkey

Hamit ERDAL, Ataturk University, Institude of Social Sciences

Doctoral Student, Ataturk University, Institude of Social Sciences, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey


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