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Review of Industrial Engineering Letters

June 2014, Volume 1, 1, pp 25-35

Ranking Iranian Accredited Laboratories with Proficiency Tests Using Promethee Method

Mousa Amini


Alireza Alinezhad


Hamid Najafabadiha

Mousa Amini 1

Alireza Alinezhad 2 Hamid Najafabadiha 2 

  1. MSc graduate of industrial engineering (System management and productivity), Alghadir University, Tabriz, Iran 1

  2. Faculty of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran 2

Pages: 25-35

DOI: 10.18488/journal.71/2014.1.1/

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The rapid pace of changing technology is leading to high rate of import and export between different countries. In outsourcing governmental organizations duties to private sectors, it is a need to control sectors and they should be under assessment policy. This research has been developed to show how the accredited laboratories of Iranian standard (ISIRI) can be assessed for their technical servicing using the Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment Evaluations (PROMETHEE) in combination with proficiency testing inter- laboratories comparison, in order to rank them for an urgent or crucial need of testing any kind of goods or products under compulsory regulation or national standard for their quality or safety aspect. The proposed approach, therefore, allows a decision to be made with confidence that the alternative (laboratory) chosen has best performance for conformity assessment.
Contribution/ Originality
The paper’s primary contribution is finding that implementation of a hybrid integration of PROMETHEE I, II with Proficiency Testing inter-groups comparison, provide a successful tool for ranking of those candidates.



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