A new fuzzy network data envelopment analysis model for measuring the performance of agility in supply chains
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a linear programming method for assessing the efficiency and productivity of organizational units called decision-making units (DMUs). We propose a new network DEA (NDEA) model for measuring the performance of agility in supply chains. The uncertainty of the input and output data is modeled with linguistic terms parameterized with fuzzy sets. The proposed fuzzy NDEA model is linear and independent of the α-cut variables. The linear feature allows for a quick identification of the global optimum solution and the α-cut independency feature allows for a significant reduction in the computational efforts. We show that our model always generate solutions within a bounded feasible region. Our model also eliminates the potential for conflict by producing unique interval efficiency scores for each DMU. The proposed model is used to measure the performance of agility in a real-life case study in the dairy industry.
Khalili-Damghani, Kaveh and Tavana, Madjid, "A new fuzzy network data envelopment analysis model for measuring the performance of agility in supply chains" (2013). Business Systems and Analytics Faculty Work. 230.