Title: A joint measurement of efficiency and effectiveness for ranking power distribution units in Iran: integrated data envelopment analysis approach
Authors: Mohammad Tavassoli; Taliva Badizadeh; Reza Farzipoor Saen
Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khorramabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad, Iran ' Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran ' Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 31485-313, Karaj, Iran
Abstract: In recent years, data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been widely used to assess both technical efficiency and technical effectiveness. Although a number of studies have focused on performance evaluation of power distribution units, this sort of studies are rare in Iran. This paper proposes an integrated slack-based measure (ISBM) approach to measure both technical efficiency and technical effectiveness of Iranian's power distribution units. The proposed SBM-DEA model represents both non-storable features of power distribution industry and production technologies in a unified framework. The proposed approach not only measures technical efficiency and effectiveness of power distribution units, but also estimates overall efficiency of distribution units.
Keywords: data envelopment analysis; DEA; technical efficiency; technical effectiveness; overall efficiency; slacks-based measure; SBM.
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, 2017 Vol.9 No.4, pp.353 - 368
Received: 24 Sep 2014
Accepted: 29 Jul 2015
Published online: 24 Nov 2017 *