Ranking cafeterias in UiTM Perlis using two types of fuzzy TOPSIS method / Aifaa Nazihah Abdullah

Abdullah, Aifaa Nazihah (2020) Ranking cafeterias in UiTM Perlis using two types of fuzzy TOPSIS method / Aifaa Nazihah Abdullah. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis.


Cafeteria is the main place for students to get their daily meals inside the campus. Therefore, it plays a crucial role in the university as it supplies as well as sell food and drinks to students, staff and visitors. Nowadays, the percentage of students has increased, and it contributes to the increasing demands of foodservices and consequently raises the competition among cafeterias in the university. Hence, students are having hard time to choose which cafeteria that satisfies their wants and needs. Following from there, the purpose of this study is to select the best criteria in choosing cafeteria in terms of ranking alternatives and to rank the cafeteria. Therefore, in this study the classical Fuzzy Technique for Order Preferences by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method proposed by Chen in 2000 and the simplified Fuzzy TOPSIS extension proposed by Sodhi in 2012 is used to solve this problem. This study is focused on the criteria of the cafeteria in University of Technology Mara (UiTM)Perlis. The criteria that are considered in this study are price and value fairness, food and beverages quality, food and beverages variety, food and beverages freshness, food and beverages appropriate temperature, environment, cleanliness of plates and glass provided, cleanliness of dining area, staff performance and service quality. Moreover, this study benefits the owner of the catering business, the customers and future researchers. The result of this study is evaluated by using Microsoft Excel spread sheet. The findings stated that the criteria preferred in this study are price and value fairness, food and beverages variety, food and beverages freshness, environment, cleanliness of dining area and staff performance. These criteria were chosen to be crucial as they yield the highest Best Non-Fuzzy Performance (BNP) value among other criteria. The final ranking order of cafeteria showed the same results for both methods. The results showed that Mangga Cafeteria was ranked first as it has the highest value of closeness coefficients among the four cafeterias whereas the lowest rank goes to Epal Cafeterias it has the smallest value of closeness coefficients. Finally, this study can be further implemented by using other Fuzzy TOPSIS method, such as Yuen’s method, and can be applied in other case study such as restaurants selection problem.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abdullah, Aifaa Nazihah
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines > Electronic Computers. Computer Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Fuzzy logic
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Management Mathematics
Keywords: Fuzzy ; TOPSIS ; Ranking Cafeterias ; Criteria ; Yuen’s Method
Date: 25 September 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34683
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