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Planning in feasible region by two-stage target-setting DEA methods: An application in green supply chain management of public transportation service providers

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  • Azadi, Majid
  • Shabani, Amir
  • Khodakarami, Mohsen
  • Farzipoor Saen, Reza

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To meet green supply chain management’s requirements of a company and its transportation service providers (TSPs), it is essential to set clear, achievable, and realistic targets. This paper proposes two data envelopment analysis (DEA) approaches to find targets for two-stage network structures. The objective of proposed approaches is to plan in feasible region. The feasible region specifies bounds to ensure targets are within current operational capacity of TSPs. Applying the approaches to set targets for 24 TSPs lead to different results. However, proposed models ensure that the TSPs would be efficient in their current capacity.

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  • Azadi, Majid & Shabani, Amir & Khodakarami, Mohsen & Farzipoor Saen, Reza, 2014. "Planning in feasible region by two-stage target-setting DEA methods: An application in green supply chain management of public transportation service providers," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 70(C), pages 324-338.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:70:y:2014:i:c:p:324-338
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2014.07.009
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