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A decision support system is developed to evaluate the spatial efficiency for transport logistics infrastructure in a regional scale. The decision tool integrates the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) into Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for analysis of spatial and logistics attributes. Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) is applied to designate the criteria used for the MCDM model. The proposed spatial decision-making tool embedded in a GIS platform can be a powerful tool to present the potential, advantages and limitations of each spatial location as well as propose the strategic planning to enhance logistics efficiency in regional areas.

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This paper proposes the use of the integrated raster-based analysis and MCDM model on GIS technology to evaluate logistics efficiency by means of spatial efficiency. The proposed method can help underline potential areas for transport logistics infrastructure development and fulfill the weakness of the standalone MCDM method. This method can reduce time to analyse the data and improve efficiency in government's decision and planning process.

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The proposed mechanism allows the regional government to make decisions in a more logical and credible manner. Based on the use of the FAHP model, the study can analyse both qualitative and quantitative data, and also both complete and incomplete information. Using GIS technology, the study can present the potential, advantages and limitations of each spatial location as well as propose the strategic planning to enhance logistics efficiency in regional areas.

Dr Kriangkrai Arunotayanun
Chiang Mai University

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This page is a summary of: Development of Decision Support System for Evaluating Spatial Efficiency of Regional Transport Logistics, Transportation Research Procedia, January 2017, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.493.
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