A satisficing method for fuzzy goal programming problems with different importance and priorities

A satisficing method for fuzzy goal programming problems with different importance and priorities For treating multiple objectives decision making problems with fuzzy goals and different importance, various kinds of fuzzy goal programming (FGP) models have been developed in the past three decades. Among them, two most widely used methods are: (1) weighted FGP, where the importance of the objectives is represented by weights (2) preemptive priority (also known as “Lexicographic”) FGP, where the priority levels of the goals are set in advance, and the trade-offs among goals placed at different priority levels are implemented strictly. This article presents a satisficing method based on FGP model, which holds that a more important objective has to be achieved as much as possible. The relaxed preemptive priority requirement in the proposed model provides a more efficient, flexible and practicable decision support compared to the weighted and the lexicographic models. In addition, the trade-off between optimization and importance requirement can be realized by the regulation parameter in the presented method. The performance of this method is evaluated by comparing its result with those of the six existing models in the literature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

A satisficing method for fuzzy goal programming problems with different importance and priorities

Loading next page...
Springer Netherlands
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Social Sciences, general; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial