Cost-effectiveness analysis of the mobile phone manufacturing sector by using a novel fuzzy multi-objective programming model


1 Department of Industrial Management, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology,1 Hsueh-Fu Rd., Nei Pu Hsiang, Pingtung, 912, Taiwan

2 Department of information management, I-SHOU University, No.1, Sec. 1, Syuecheng Rd., Dashu District, Kaohsiung City 84001, Taiwan


This work presents a novel fuzzy multi-objective programming (FMOP) model with a modified S-curve membership function capable of solving integrated multi-component, multi-supplier, and multi-time-period production planning problems by using fuzzy objectives for the mobile phone manufacturing sector. The proposed model attempts to minimize total manufacturing, total inventory holding and total penalty costs simultaneously in relation to manufacturer/supplier capacity and warehouse space. Additionally, the proposed model provides a systematic means of facilitating the fuzzy decision-making process, enabling decision makers to interactively adjust the search direction during the solution procedure in order to obtain the preferred satisfactory solution of a decision maker (DM). Moreover, adequacy of the proposed model is demonstrated, based on an implementation design involving several scenarios of manufacturing production system for mobile phones. Analytical results provide a valuable reference for decision managers attempting to more thoroughly understand the systematic analysis and potential of cost-effective production planning.