Table of Contents
Journal of Industrial Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 210568, 11 pages
Research Article

A Sustainable Manufacturing Strategy from Different Strategic Responses under Uncertainty

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of San Carlos, 6000 Cebu City, Philippines
2Department of Industrial Engineering, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila, Philippines
3International Society for Business Innovation & Technology Management, 2288 Radium Street, 1200 Manila, Philippines

Received 12 September 2014; Revised 15 January 2015; Accepted 16 January 2015

Academic Editor: Fuh-Der Chou

Copyright © 2015 Lanndon Ocampo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents a decision framework that highlights the integration of manufacturing strategy (MS) and sustainability along with strategic responses as a significant component. This integration raises complexity and uncertainty in decision-making following the number of subjective components with their inherent relationships that must be brought into context and the huge amount of required information in eliciting judgments. Thus, a proposed hybrid multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) approach in the form of an integrated probabilistic fuzzy analytic network process (PROFUZANP) is adopted in this work. In this method, analytic network process (ANP) serves as the main framework in identifying policy options of manufacturing strategy. Fuzzy set theory (FST) is used to describe vagueness in decision-making which is carried out by eliciting judgments in pairwise comparisons using linguistic variables with corresponding triangular fuzzy numbers (TFNs). Probability theory is used to handle randomness in aggregating judgments of multiple decision-makers. Results show that a stakeholder-oriented approach is considered the most relevant strategic response in developing a sustainable manufacturing strategy. The contribution of this work lies in identifying the policies which constitute a sustainable manufacturing strategy using an integrated MCDM approach under uncertainty.