Input and output scaling in advanced manufacturing technology: Theory and application

Gholam R. Amin, Mehdi Toloo, M. Sheikhan

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This paper suggests new data envelopment analysis (DEA) models for input and output scaling in advanced manufacturing technology (AMT). For a given group of AMT observations using the traditional DEA models, it is not possible to evaluate the units when a specified input (or specified output) is required to be scaled for all units. The paper provides theoretical results for obtaining the relationship between the original AMT observations and the corresponding scaled data. Also, the paper uses numerical illustrations to show the usefulness of the suggested contribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1241
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number9-12
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced manufacturing technology
  • Constant returns to scale
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Input and output scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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