Integration of MDM and Fuzzy Inference System in Designing, Creating, and Developing TRM for Systems

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D student, Malek Ashtar University of Technology.

2 Professor, Malek Ashtar University of Technology.

3 Assistant Professor, Malek Ashtar University of Technology.

4 Associate Professor, Malek Ashtar University of Technology.


Roadmap and especially technology roadmap is a management tool and technique to achieve future goals in order to link business to technology. With the increasing trend and the need to use different types of roadmaps, new tools are needed to analyze the complex relationships between layers and roadmap elements. The purpose of this study is to focus on a new tool for analyzing the relationships between roadmap layers with a combined method with a proposed framework. Previous research has addressed relationships between layers only with tools such as quality function deployment (QFD) and the linking grid. Although DSM and TRM have been extensively studied independently so far, this study, therefore, proposes an integrated six-step framework combining a multi-domain matrix and design structure matrix and fuzzy set theory in designing, creating, and developing technology roadmaps for Suggest systems to support decision making and case studies. In this study, multi-domain MDM matrix and fuzzy inference, and network theory were used in designing the technology roadmap. The advantage of using a multi-domain matrix is ​​the simultaneous analysis of each domain specifically in the DSM format as well as the entire domain in the MDM format. The results of the present study indicate the provision of detailed instructions for managers to prepare a suitable roadmap.


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