International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 17, P5387-5399 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1521531 View full text
Qingxian An, Zongrun Wang, Ali Emrouznejad, Qingyuan Zhu, Xiaohong Chen

Abstract: Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been widely applied in measuring the efficiency of homogeneous decision-making units. Network DEA, as an important branch of DEA, was built to examine the internal structure of a system, whereas traditional DEA models regard a system as a "black box". However, only a few previous studies on parallel systems has considered the interdependent relationship between system components. In recent years, parallel interdependent processes systems commonly exist in production systems …

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