Developing a new cross-efficiency model with undesirable outputs for supplier selection

Kamyar Hosseinzadeh Zoroufchi, Majid Azadi, Reza Farzipoor Saen*

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Inappropriate selection of suppliers will have an adverse impact on the overall performance of the firm. One of the techniques that can be used for selecting supplier is data envelopment analysis (DEA). Traditional DEA models such as Charnes-Cooper-Rhodes and Banker-Charnes-Cooper can only measure radial efficiency (weak efficiency). To measure strong efficiency in DEA, Tone (2001) proposed slacks-based measure (SBM). This model deals directly with the input excesses and output shortfalls. The objective of this paper is to propose a neutral SBM with undesirable outputs for selecting the best supplier. A numerical example demonstrates the application of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-484
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Cross-efficiency
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • DEA
  • Neutral DEA
  • SBM
  • SCM
  • Slacks-based measure
  • Supplier selection
  • Supply chain management
  • Undesirable output

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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