The textile sector is one of the most important among all industrial branches. It is important in world commerce because it is a highlight both in the economy of developed countries and in emergent countries. The purpose of this study is to help a Brazilian textile company, which specializes in jeans production, to study the conditions for installing a plant in three possible regions where the most important textile companies of the country are located. In the study, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a multicriteria methodology for decision support, is used and results show a slight tendency toward the Rio de Janeiro state when compared to the Santa Catarina state, with both presenting a significant advantage over the Rio Grande do Norte state.
Textile industry, industrial location, multicriteria decision, AHP
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