Document Type : Research Paper
Department of Industrial Engineering, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Statistics, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
Recently, fuzzy linguistic variables have gained a great deal of attention from researchers in many decision-making problems. In this problems, type-2 fuzzy sets have been used to better cover linguistic data uncertainty. However, many of research works in this regard have been performed in type-2 fuzzy domain and in static mode. Since the decision-making problems in the real world usually fluctuate over time, so it need to use decision-making models in multi-period of time. In the present research, a Multi-Period (Dynamic) Multi-Attribute Group Decision-Making (MPMADM) method is presented based on type-2 fuzzy sets where decision-making attributes are first expressed in linguistic terms and then incorporated, as interval type-2 fuzzy numbers, into problem-solving where a new integrating operator called Multi-Period Trapezoidal Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Number Weighted Arithmetic averaging (MPTIT2FNWA) is defined on type-2 interval fuzzy numbers to integrate decision-making information in multiple periods of time. Once finished with explaining the proposed method, a numerical example is given to evaluate the proposed method in terms of effectiveness and applicability, with the results compared to those of other methods.
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