Interval valued Pythagorean fuzzy aggregation operators based Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award assessment

Haktanir E.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS, vol.39, no.5, pp.6431-6441, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/jifs-189108
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.6431-6441
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) is a quality assessment and rewarding system that aims to increase the awareness of quality management. Although the award is launched in the USA in 1989 and only given to the U.S based companies, it is recognized internationally. There are 7 types of categories in the award system (Leadership, Strategic planning, Customer focus, Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management, Workforce focus, Process management, and Results) where the evaluation is made over 1000 points and each category has its own weight. Since almost all the publications in the literature are based on crisp measurements and evaluations of the system performances, we proposed a multi attribute decision making (MADM) method using interval valued Pythagorean fuzzy weighted averaging (IVPFWA) and interval valued Pythagorean fuzzy weighted geometric (IVPFWG) aggregation operators for MBNQA assessment to represent the decision makers' subjective evaluations better. A comparison of the results with Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method and an illustrative example are presented in the study.