Title: A combination of range-adjusted measure, cross-efficiency and assurance region for assessing sustainability of suppliers in the presence of undesirable factors

Authors: Kamyar Hosseinzadeh Zoroofchi; Reza Farzipoor Saen; Payman Bayat Lari; Majid Azadi

Addresses: Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 31485-313, Karaj, Iran ' Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 31485-313, Karaj, Iran

Abstract: Assessing sustainability of suppliers and selecting the most sustainable supplier are the most important activities in sustainable supply chain management (SSCM). Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is frequently used to select suppliers. We extend range adjusted measure (RAM) model as one of the DEA models. We mix different models of RAM as well as cross-efficiency and assurance region methods when undesirable factors exist. Our model does not give zero results. This helps to incorporate all inputs and outputs in evaluating sustainability of suppliers. A real case study is provided.

Keywords: sustainable supplier selection; data envelopment analysis; DEA; range adjusted measure; RAM; cross-efficiency; assurance region; undesirable factors; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2018.091898

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2018 Vol.29 No.2, pp.163 - 176

Received: 26 Mar 2016
Accepted: 20 Jun 2016

Published online: 09 May 2018 *

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