The implementation of simple additive weighting (SAW) method in decision making process for paint & coating

The implementation of simple additive weighting (SAW) method in decision making process for paint & coating

MUHAMMAD DINI Zainuddin, MARDHATI Zainal Abidin, NOOR DIANA Abdul Majid

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Abstract. New product development is a changing goal that becomes increasingly complex as a result of a variety of known and unknown circumstances. Different attributes need to be considered in selecting the best product formulation such as cost, safety, health, environment, performance and many others. A solid decision at the early stage of process design are all essential aspects in building a great product. Therefore, multi-criteria decision making is an important aspect during product development process. In this work, Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) has been used for the decision-making process to identify the best paint alternatives considering three attributes: safety, health and performance. The rank from the most favorable alternative to the less favorable alternative are 2K Formulation, Gloss 1K Formulation, Matte 1K Formulation with the score 0.73, 0.69 and 0.46 respectively. A comparison between the SAW results obtained in this work with simple index-based methodology shows that the results are in agreement with each other and both methodologies are suitable to be used at the early stage of process development as the methodologies are simple. Further investigation shows that the SAW result gives more flexibility in prioritizing the attributes compared to the simple index-based methodology based on predetermined weight value.

Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Simple Additive Weighting, Paint, Safety, Health

Published online 5/20/2023, 8 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: MUHAMMAD DINI Zainuddin, MARDHATI Zainal Abidin, NOOR DIANA Abdul Majid, The implementation of simple additive weighting (SAW) method in decision making process for paint & coating, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 29, pp 399-406, 2023


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