Contaduría y administración
versión impresa ISSN 0186-1042
GARCIA ALCARAZ, Jorge Luis; SANCHEZ LEAL, Jaime; NORIEGA MORALES, Salvador y DIAZ NUNEZ, Juan José. Multiattribute and Multicriteria Justification for Robot's Investment: A Case of Study. Contad. Adm [online]. 2007, n.222, pp.83-96. ISSN 0186-1042.
In this article appears a case of study in the evaluation and justification of an industrial robot, where the technique denominated TOPSIS is applied (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to the Ideal Solution), which integrate quantitative and qualitative attributes. The analyzed qualitative attributes were cost, load capacity and speed; the qualitative attributes were the quality of the service, facility for programming and integration capacity. In this study, a decision group integrated by directors of the company that acquired the robot, aid to determined the necessities that were had and settled down the attributes of evaluation for the alternatives. In TOPSIS, the alternatives represent vectors in a Euclidian space, choosing one that has the smaller Euclidian distance to an ideal alternative and the greater Euclidian distance to an anti-ideal alternative. The reported case was carried out in an automotive company located in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico in April 2005 and the technique and followed methodology are described like efficient by the decision group that used them.
Palabras llave : TOPSIS; technology investment; technology evaluation; selection of alternatives.