Using the AHP Method to Research the Cargo Stowage of Vehicles


  • Xumei Zhang Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Shaohua Wei Xi'an Technological University North Institute of Information Engineering



AHP, judgment matrix, Cargo stowage


Cargo stowage is a nonlinear and complicated problem of multi-objective programming. How to load different batch number and variety, and different submitted location and size of goods to the vehicle, and delivery it timely to the user, is a process to make decision which is needed to be balanced, is a optimization model with more constraints. Considering the characteristics that goods actually exists in the multifarious and the difference between the goods kind is large and not clear, it is reasonable to use the AHP to solve the Cargo stowage of vehicle problem. Accordance with the requirements of vehicle loading characteristics, the corresponding hierarchy model is set up. Then construct the judgment matrix and complete the hierarchical order sorting, validate judgment matrix by consistency check, finally obtain the weight of each object hierarchy. Multiplied the weight by the corresponding score, vehicle's total score is obtained. Comparing the total score of the alternative vehicles, the vehicle with the largest score is the loading vehicle, so the purpose of stowage the cargo is achieved.




How to Cite

Zhang, X., & Wei, S. (2015). Using the AHP Method to Research the Cargo Stowage of Vehicles. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 11(8), pp. 47–50.