Volume 48, Number 1, January-March 2014
|Page(s)||123 - 134|
|Published online||10 January 2014|
A DEA model for two-stage parallel-series production processes
1 Department of Applied Mathematics, Islamic Azad University,
Rasht - Iran.
2 School of Management, University of Science & Technology of China, He Fei, An Hui Province, 230026, P.R. China.
Accepted: 16 October 2013
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been widely used to measure the performance of the operational units that convert multiple inputs into multiple outputs. In many real world scenarios, there are systems that have a two-stage network process with shared inputs used in both stages of productions. In this paper, the problem of evaluating the efficiency of a set of specialized and interdependent components that make up a large DMU is considered. In these processes the first stage consists of two parallel components which are connected serially with the process in the second stage. The paper develops a DEA approach for measuring efficiency of decision processes which can be divided into two stages. This application of parallel-series production process involves shared resources and the paper determines an optimal split of shared resources among two components.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 90B030
Key words: Data envelopment analysis / efficiency / production / two-stage
© EDP Sciences, ROADEF, SMAI, 2014
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