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A hybrid of Kano and QFD for ranking customers’ preferences: A case study of bank Melli Iran

Keywords: Bank Criteria , Customer Satisfaction , Quality Function Deployment (QFD) , Kano Model , Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)

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Nowadays, many service provider organizations compete to survive and surpass other competitors in the world. They apply new techniques and instruments to identify and to prioritize important criteria for their customers to gain customer satisfaction. Banks, as one of the service provider organizations, are no exception. Quality plays essential role in banking industry and customer’ gratification is considered as one of the major and essential goals in this field. Recognition and awareness regarding the customers’ needs and requirements would facilitate providing satisfactory services. It could be said that improved understanding, accurate identification and prioritization of bank customers’ requirements are the keys to success for bank managers. The present study aims to integrate two approaches of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Kano's model through implementation of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). This study proposes a novel approach to identify and to analyze the priorities of bank customers’ requirements. The results indicate that the priorities of bank customers are different before and after integration of Kano’s Model in the planning matrix of QFD.


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