Decision Modeling for Appraising Material Handling Equipments under Qualitative Indices


  • Atul Kumar Sahu Department of Mechanical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India
  • Harendra Kumar Narang Department of Mechanical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India
  • Mridul Singh Rajput Department of Mechanical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India


Material Handling Equipment, Generalized Interval-Valued Trapezoidal, Fuzzy Numbers (GIVTFNs) Modeling, Decision Support Framework, Assessment.


Material handling equipments (MHEs) are the important part of every manufacturing and industrial firms, which
remains involved during the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption, disposal etc. Assessing the
importance of MHE is crucial and it can influence the profit of the concerned firm. Thus, in this work, the
authors responded towards MHE characteristics and equipped an assessment platform for appraising MHE
indices, which can be utilized in defining the status of the indices relating the MHE. A Multi-Criterion Decision
Making (MCDM) framework under the arena of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) is developed by the
authors and a decision support model is presented by the authors to describe the level of the indices pertaining to
the selection of MHE. Modeling based on Generalized Interval-Valued Trapezoidal Fuzzy Numbers (GIVTFNs)
is presented to reciprocate towards the uncertainty and impreciseness of the MHE indices. A single level
hierarchy platform is presented by the authors for demonstrating the scientific realization of the projected work.
A fuzzy performance important index framework for MHE indices is discussed in this study to recognize the
strong and ill MHE indices. In this study, the authors presented a decision support framework, which can clutch
the subjective views of the decision makers. In this study, the chief objective of the authors is to distribute
methodological way for determining the importance of distinguishes MHE indices.


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Sahu, A. K., Narang, H. K., & Rajput, M. S. (2023). Decision Modeling for Appraising Material Handling Equipments under Qualitative Indices. Journal of Graphic Era University, 7(1), 1–9. Retrieved from