Multi-criteria Decision Making for the Needs of Layout of Haulage Parks


  • Martin Straka Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnology
  • Michal Balog Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a seat in PreÅ¡ov
  • Peter Trebuňa Technical University of KoÅ¡ice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


location, layout, freight transport, parking area


Problem solving layout and location of road infrastructure elements are unique but necessary for not only technical but also economic and operational. Difficulty of the optimization procedure is highlighted by the diversity of determining entry criteria. Methods for the layout of regional development are built mainly for solving the distribution character with such disregarding energy requirements built parking lots, toll booths and the like. For this purpose it is necessary to apply other analytical methods, e.g. multi-criteria decision making, which complicates the solution procedure and does not lead to satisfactory results and is also easily influenced by a particular solver thus judgment may also be biased. The aim of the new layout method, focusing on elements of the transport is to achieve the desired result in one comprehensive solution, yet degrade the shortcomings of existing methods and procedures.

Author Biographies

Martin Straka, Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnology

Logistics Institute of Industry and Transport, Associate Professor

Michal Balog, Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a seat in Prešov

Department of Manufacturing Management, Associate Professor

Peter Trebuňa, Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Associate Professor


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How to Cite

Straka, M., Balog, M., & Trebuňa, P. (2015). Multi-criteria Decision Making for the Needs of Layout of Haulage Parks. Asian Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3(1). Retrieved from