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LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODELS FOR ESTIMATING WEIGHTS IN ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS AND FOR OPTIMIZATION OF HUMAN RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Gokulananda Patel, Godwin D Mjema, Kasio M Godwin

Abstract


The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) provides a way to rank the alternatives by deriving priorities. In this paper we used Linear Programming (LP) models to estimate the weights of a pairwise comparison matrix derived within the frame work of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. The priorities obtained for the alternatives served as the coefficients of the objective function of linear programming to optimize a human resource problem at Bakhresa Food Product Limited (BFPL).


Keywords


AHP, Linear Programming, Resource allocation, Element Dominance, Sensitivity analysis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13033/ijahp.v8i2.335