Using an Ordinal Outranking Method Supporting the Acquisition of Military Equipment
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
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In some acquisition procedures of military equipment there are no crisp data available andor no willingness to provide quantitative data. This might often occur in an early stage of the procedure, but might also be a characteristic of the qualitative nature of some or all the criteria involved in the assessment of the alternative equipments to be selected or ranked. In such a case we propose the use of an ordinal outranking method of the ORESTE type, which requires only ordinal data and rankings of criteria according to their importance. We discuss how to use such a method in the context of an acquisition procedure of military equipment, and how to conduct the incomparability analysis. A visualization of the incomparabilities and of the total and partial rankings is presented.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies