Logistic performance evaluation of provinces in Turkey: A GIS-based multi-criteria decision analysis


ÖZCEYLAN E., Cetinkaya C., Erbas M., KABAK M.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE, vol.94, pp.323-337, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.09.020
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-337
  • Keywords: Geographic information system, AHP, ANP, TOPSIS, Logistics performance, ANALYTIC NETWORK PROCESS, LANDFILL SITE SELECTION, SUPPLY CHAIN, CITY, TRANSPORTATION, MANAGEMENT, MODEL

Abstract

Logistics performance evaluation of provinces is considered in this study. To do so, a three step solution approach is developed: (i) determination of 16 geographic and economic indicators, (ii) using geographic information system to assign a logistics score and (iii) prioritizing the indicators and ranking the provinces using multi-criteria decision analysis tools. Proposed methodology is applied to 81 provinces in Turkey as a case study. Results show that the provinces of Istanbul, Izmir, and Hatay are the pioneers. The proposed methodology provides the ability to analyze the impacts of indicators on logistics performance and create a logistics performance map of countries. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.