Measuring agility performance in fresh food supply chains: an ordinal two-stage data envelopment analysis
by K. Khalili-Damghani; M. Taghavifard; L. Olfat; K. Feizi
International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling (IJBPSCM), Vol. 4, No. 3/4, 2012

Abstract: In this paper, a process-based model including several measures for providers of agility, capabilities of agility, and main goals of supply chain is proposed. Then, an ordinal two-stage data envelopment analysis (OTSDEA) model has been developed using qualitative measures. The proposed OTSDEA can measure the relative efficiency of the aforementioned process and sub-processes in supply chain. As the overall efficiency of supply chain decomposed among aforementioned sub-processes so, decision maker (DM) can gain a proper perspective of each sub-process as well as the inefficient segments. Moreover, if a given DMU is proved to be inefficient, the source of inefficiency can be found from among its sub-DMUs. This can supplies more managerial insights for modification of an inefficient sub-process in a DMU more efficiently. Real case study of a dairy supply chain is supplied to address the ability of proposed procedure to measure efficiency of two-stage process in real environment.

Online publication date: Fri, 16-Nov-2012

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