Analytic Hierarchy Process A generic multi-criteria decision making process Aldis@sharepointconsultingservices.com
Dr. Thomas Saaty (lifetime of work) Simple yet mathematically sound Uses psychology, pairwise comparisons Combines subjective and objective criteria Rational and consistent Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
Choice Ranking Prioritization Resource Allocation Benchmarking Quality Mgmt Many Applications 2007 International AHP Symposium includes 90 papers from 19 countries
Recent Examples Deciding how best to reduce the impact of global climate change (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei) Quantifying the overall quality of software systems (Microsoft Corporation) Selecting university faculty (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania) Deciding where to locate offshore manufacturing plants (University of Cambridge) Assessing risk in operating cross-country petroleum pipelines (American Society of Civil Engineers) Deciding how best to manage U.S. watersheds (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
In 2008, The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences awarded Thomas L. Saaty the INFORMS Impact Prize for his development of the Analytic Hierarchy Process It’s been around for a while AND..