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ISSN 1581-5439
Karmen Pažek and Črtomir Rozman
pp. 15-20

In this paper we present the decision support system for ranking food processing projects on organic farms. The system is based on simulation modeling and multi criteria decision analysis. The deterministic simulation system KARSIM EKO 1.0 (DSM) consists out of deterministic production simulation models that enable different types of costs calculations for organic production and on farm food processing in the framework of supplementary activities. Simulation models results were further evaluated using a qualitative multi-attribute modeling methodology, supported by the software tool DEX - i and quantitative analytical hierarchical process – AHP, supported by Expert Choice 2000TM software. The analysis showed that by using current model input parameter the combination of apple cider, apple vinegar and plum brandy (business alternative 1) results with the best multicriteria evaluation (EC = 0,413 and DEX – i evaluation = very good).

Key words: simulation modeling, KARSIM EKO 1.0, Expert Choice (AHP), DEX – i, organic farming, supplementary activities


Slovenian:

Odločitveni proces pri dopolnilnih dejavnostih na ekoloških kmetijah

Prispevek obravnava odločitveni proces za rangiranje projektov predelave ekoloških kmetijskih pridelkov. Sistem temelji na uporabi metod simulacijskega modeliranja in večkriterijske odločitvene analize. Deterministični simulacijski sistem KARSIM 1.0 (DSM) je sestavljen iz individualnih simulacijskih modelov za kmetijsko pridelavo. Sistem omogoča izračun kalkulacij skupnih stroškov za ekološko pridelke in njihovo predelavo v okviru dopolnilne dejavnosti na kmetiji. Rezultati simulacije so v nadaljevanju uporabljeni kot vhodni parametri za kvalitativno večkriterijsko odločitveno analizo, podprto z orodjem DEX – i in kvantitativno metodologijo - analitičnim hierarhičnim procesom (AHP) in orodjem Expert Choice 2000 TM. Analiza kaže, da je ob predpostavki vhodnih parametrov modela, najvišje rangirana poslovna alternativa 1 (jabolčnik, jabolčni kis in slivovka, EC=0,413 in DEX-i analiza = zelo dobro).

Ključne besede: simulacijsko modeliranje / KARSIM EKO 1.0 / expert choice (AHP) / DEX–i / ekološko kmetijstvo / dopolnilne dejavnosti


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