INDUSTRIA TEXTILA, vol.72, no.2, pp.126-132, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
The establishment of a textile manufacturing facility in any city of a country is a very significant decision since it will have a significant positive effect on the economy of both the city and the country and reduce unemployment in the city. Even though it is a very important decision to establish a textile manufacturing facility, there are very few studies on the location selection of the textile manufacturing facility. This study aims to propose a new integrated MCDM model including FUCOM and PIV-F with GIS to fill this research gap. The criteria used in this study are as follows; Proximity to Airport (PA), Proximity to Highway (PH), Proximity to Shopping Centre (PSC), Proximity to Railway (PR), Proximity to Retailer Centre (PRC), Proximity to Supplier Centre (PSCT), Slope of Land (SL) and Distance to Population Density (DPD). FUCOM was used to obtain criteria weights. PR criterion was designated as the most important criterion with respect to the results of FUCOM. PIV-F method was used to rank suitable areas for a textile manufacturing facility in Sivas province of Turkey. According to the results of PIV-F, Area-4 was determined as the most suitable area for the establishment of a textile manufacturing facility in Sivas province. This study aims to make two contributions to the literature. First, the fuzzy extension of the PIV method is newly developed. Second, a new integrated MCDM-GIS model is used to select the location for the textile manufacturing facility.