Evaluating the Weights of Criteria for Decoupling Point Positioning vertical bar

Aktan H. E.

5th World Conference on Business, Economics and Management (BEM), Antalya, Turkey, 12 - 14 May 2016, pp.43-52 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-52
  • Keywords: leagile supply chain, decoupling point, Dematel based analytic network process, Dematel, ANP, supply chain strategy, SUPPLY CHAIN, SELECTION MODEL, TO-ORDER, AGILE, STOCK, DANP
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Today, enterprises might implement different supply chain strategies for different products in order to survive and to increase their market shares. The use of alternative supply chain strategies requires different decoupling points. But positioning this point for leagile strategies is not as easy as in lean and agile supply chains. The purpose of this study is to calculate the weights of criteria effective in determining the position of a decoupling point for the leagile strategy of a furniture components manufacturing firm. For that purpose a two-stage decision making method was used. In the first stage, Fuzzy Dematel method was used to determine the interactions and causal relationships between criteria and to identify the causal diagram. In the second stage, weights of criteria were calculated by Dematel based Analytic Network Process method. The findings revealed that the most important criterion was backorder cost.