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|Title: ||Gate automation system evaluation: A case of a container number recognition system in port terminals|
|Authors: ||Shih-Liang Chao;Ya-Lan Lin|
|Keywords: ||Fuzzy AHP;Container terminal;Liner shipping;Radio frequency identification (RFID)|
|Issue Date: ||2017-06-05T07:13:17Z
|Publisher: ||Maritime Business Review|
This study has two purposes. The first is to identify the determinants influencing the selection of a container number recognition system via a quantitative method to thereby establish an evaluation structure. The second purpose is to conduct an empirical study to determine the weights of the criteria and alternatives.
The exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) were applied to determine the evaluation structure and weights of the criteria and alternatives, respectively.
An empirical study based on a dedicated terminal at Keelung Port is conducted. The result demonstrates that the radio-frequency identification (RFID) system is a suitable system for the terminal under consideration in this study.
The value of this study is twofold. First, EFA was applied to extract common factors from a wide questionnaire survey, thereby establishing a hierarchical analysis structure. This method and comprehensive evaluation structure are useful references for both practitioners and researchers to deal with problems of gate automation. Second, fuzzy AHP was used to decide the weights of the hierarchical structure. The weights obtained by this method are more objective and rational as the imprecision expressions in returned samples have been considered and dealt with.
|Appears in Collections:||[航運管理學系] 研究計畫|
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