Title: Developing a worst practice DEA model for selecting suppliers in the presence of imprecise data and dual-role factor
Authors: Majid Azadi; Reza Farzipoor Saen
Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, P.O. Box 31485-313, Karaj, Iran. ' Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, P.O. Box 31485-313, Karaj, Iran
Abstract: Determining the appropriate supplier is a crucial strategic consideration in supply chain management. Worst-practice frontier data envelopment analysis (WPF-DEA) model is one of the new models in data envelopment analysis (DEA). In this paper, the concept of imprecise data envelopment analysis (IDEA) approach and dual-role factor is used to develop WPF-DEA model. Then, the proposed model is applied for supplier selection problem. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed model.
Keywords: supplier selection; imprecise DEA; data envelopment analysis; IDEA; worst-practice frontier; dual-role factor; supply chain management; SCM.
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2012 Vol.5 No.3, pp.272 - 291
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