A new benchmarking approach in Cold Chain

Amir Shabani, Reza Farzipoor Saen*, Seyed Mohammad Reza Torabipour

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The dark area of Supply Chain Management (SCM) is inadequate attentions to those products that have limitations such as shelf life, need to special equipments and facilities for sales, storage and distribution and so on. For this reason the concept of Cold Chain Management (CCM) was emerged. The main objective of this paper is to develop a linear pair model for selecting the best sales agents as a "Benchmark" in the presence of non-discretionary factors and imprecise data under Free Disposability assumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-224
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Benchmarking
  • Cold chain
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Free disposal hull
  • Imprecise data
  • Non-discretionary factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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