A new integrated DEA model for finding most BCC-efficient DMU

Mehdi Toloo*, Soroosh Nalchigar

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In many applications of widely recognized technique, DEA, finding the most efficient DMU is desirable for decision maker. Using basic DEA models, decision maker is not able to identify most efficient DMU. Amin and Toloo [Gholam R. Amin, M. Toloo, Finding the most efficient DMUs in DEA: an improved integrated model. Comput. Ind. Eng. 52 (2007) 71-77] introduced an integrated DEA model for finding most CCR-efficient DMU. In this paper, we propose a new integrated model for determining most BCC-efficient DMU by solving only one linear programming (LP). This model is useful for situations in which return to scale is variable, so has wider range of application than other models which find most CCR-efficient DMU. The applicability of the proposed integrated model is illustrated, using a real data set of a case study, which consists of 19 facility layout alternatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-604
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Facility layout design
  • Integrated DEA model
  • Most BCC-efficient DMU

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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