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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 347619, 9 pages
Research Article

A Multicriteria Decision Making Approach Based on Fuzzy Theory and Credibility Mechanism for Logistics Center Location Selection

1School of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100048, China
2School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
3Collaborative Innovation Centre for State-Owned Assets Administration, Beijing 100048, China

Received 29 May 2014; Revised 1 August 2014; Accepted 3 August 2014; Published 19 August 2014

Academic Editor: Predrag S. Stanimirovic

Copyright © 2014 Bowen Wang 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.


As a hot topic in supply chain management, fuzzy method has been widely used in logistics center location selection to improve the reliability and suitability of the logistics center location selection with respect to the impacts of both qualitative and quantitative factors. However, it does not consider the consistency and the historical assessments accuracy of experts in predecisions. So this paper proposes a multicriteria decision making model based on credibility of decision makers by introducing priority of consistency and historical assessments accuracy mechanism into fuzzy multicriteria decision making approach. In this way, only decision makers who pass the credibility check are qualified to perform the further assessment. Finally, a practical example is analyzed to illustrate how to use the model. The result shows that the fuzzy multicriteria decision making model based on credibility mechanism can improve the reliability and suitability of site selection for the logistics center.