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Sustainability 2017, 9(4), 502; doi:10.3390/su9040502

Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model for the Material Flow of Resonant Wood Production

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Department of Business Economy, Faculty of Wood Science and Technology, Technical University in Zvolen, T.G. Masaryka 24, 96053 Zvolen, Slovak Republic
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Department of Wooden Constructions, Faculty of Wood Science and Technology, Technical University in Zvolen, T.G. Masaryka 24, 96053 Zvolen, Slovak Republic
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Academic Editor: Yongrok Choi
Received: 19 January 2017 / Revised: 9 March 2017 / Accepted: 20 March 2017 / Published: 27 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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This paper proposes a multi-criteria decision-making model, for the selection and evaluation of the most valuable wooden input—resonant wood. Application of a given model can improve the process of input valuation as well as impact and improve particular economic indicators for the resonant wood manufacturer. We have tried to describe and evaluate the supply chain of resonant wood manufacturing and production of musical instruments. Particular value-added and non-value-added activities have been chosen according to the logical sequence of technology. Then, concrete criteria were specified and their significance weightings. Another important part of our paper is the description of resonant wood, specifications, and demands on log and wood species. There are some important physical and mechanical properties which should be taken into account and evaluated during the production of musical instruments. By the application of this model, a particular enterprise can reach an enhanced tool for the continuous evaluation of the product flowing through the supply chain. Visibility of particular operations and their logical sequence, presented by Petri nets, can lead to easier detection of possible defects in these operations and their origin. So, the main purpose of the paper lies in the suggestion of an objective and quantified managerial tool for the decision making. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-criteria decision making; Petri nets; resonant wood; management; material flow; wood processing multi-criteria decision making; Petri nets; resonant wood; management; material flow; wood processing
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Aláč, P.; Čulík, M. Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model for the Material Flow of Resonant Wood Production. Sustainability 2017, 9, 502.

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