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Combination of DEMATEL and ANP for the cargo shipping company selection problem

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Cargo shipping is a vital part of logistic functions but selecting the right cargo shipping company is a difficult task for companies. This selection can be handled with the help of multi criteria decision making (MCDM) methods. This paper attempts to solve the cargo shipping company selection problem by adopting MCDM model that combines Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) and analytic network process (ANP). DEMATEL is employed to compute the effects between selection criteria, and ANP is used to determine the best cargo shipping company considering all alternatives.

Keywords: MCDM, multi criteria decision making, ANP, analytic network process, DEMATEL, decision making trial and evaluation laboratory, transportation and logistics.

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