Accession Number:

ADA568301

Title:

Using an Outranking Method Supporting the Acquisition of Military Equipment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

We overview the desirable features of a ranking and a selection methodology, taking several criteria into account. We show to what extent the class of PROMETHEE methods is presenting these features. We summarize the recommendations which were formulated a few years ago, in order to adapt these methods to their use for military equipment acquisition. These adaptations are primarily related to the choice of the criteria hierarchy, the determination of weights, the transformation and rescaling functions, the indifference and preference thresholds and some other technical parameters. Then we discuss the capabilities of the PROMETHEE methods to perform stability analysis of the ranking with respect to the weights and its relevance for the acquisition process of military equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE