The rapid development of manufacturing industry calls for further enhancement of regional manufacturing quality competitiveness (MQC). Against this backdrop, this paper constructs an evaluation index system for regional MQC in light of the operation features of regional manufacturing quality, and establishes an evaluation model based on analytic network process (ANP) considering the mutual influence and constraints between the evaluation indices. Taking China’s Zhejiang Province as an example, the proposed model was verified through empirical calculation on Super Decision (SD) software. The results show that quality subjects and quality benefits are the main influencing factors of Zhejiang’s MQC; Hangzhou achieved the highest comprehensive score of regional MQC, followed by Ningbo and Jiaxing. Quzhou, Lishui and Zhoushan were at the bottom of the ranking of comprehensive score; quality bases and quality benefits are major bottlenecks to the improvement of regional MQC in Zhejiang, which should be reformed in future. The proposed model and the ANP method are desirable tools for objective evaluation of the MQC, as quality development has become a national strategy of China.
manufacturing quality competitiveness (MQC), analytic network process (ANP), super decision (SD), quality bases, quality subjects, quality supports, quality benefits
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