A combination of range-adjusted measure, cross-efficiency and assurance region for assessing sustainability of suppliers in the presence of undesirable factors

Kamyar Hosseinzadeh Zoroofchi, Reza Farzipoor Saen*, Payman Bayat Lari, Majid Azadi

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Assessing sustainability of suppliers and selecting the most sustainable supplier are the most important activities in sustainable supply chain management (SSCM). Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is frequently used to select suppliers. We extend range adjusted measure (RAM) model as one of the DEA models. We mix different models of RAM as well as cross-efficiency and assurance region methods when undesirable factors exist. Our model does not give zero results. This helps to incorporate all inputs and outputs in evaluating sustainability of suppliers. A real case study is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-176
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Assurance region
  • Cross-efficiency
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • DEA
  • RAM
  • Range adjusted measure
  • SCM
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainable supplier selection
  • Undesirable factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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