A Case of Trailer Selection under Fuzzy Environment via PIPRECIA Extended and CoCoSo Methods


The trailer, which is defined as the part behind the chassis in vehicles, is widely used especially in road transportation and allows the simultaneous transfer of large volume product groups. Different types of trailers produced for different needs enable logistics companies and manufacturers to have suitable transportation options for the transfer they need. This study aims to solve a trailer selection problem, which has strategic importance for transportation companies. Thereforen, the criteria that are important in the selection of the trailer are chosen and their weights are calculated via Fuzzy PIPRECIA-Extended. Thereafter, alternatives were evaluated using the Fuzzy CoCoSo method. The results showed that the most essential criterion in the selection of the trailer is found out as “Light structure”, and the most appropriate trailer is obtained as the Tırsan.SCL X / 150 - 12/27 Trailer. According to the findings, comprehensive perspectives related to the trailer selection problem is presented. This study will benefit the literature in terms of both application and the integrated methods.

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