Cost efficiency evaluation in sustainable supply chains with marginal surcharge values for harmful environmental factors: a case study in a food industry

Mohsen Vaez-Ghasemi, Zohreh Moghaddas, Reza Farzipoor Saen*

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Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a widely used technique for the performance evaluation of decision making units. Cost efficiency is one of the important factors for the financial evaluation of a system. Financial factors are important as they can be used in sustainable supply chain management. There are many cost efficiency models in DEA. In this paper, to evaluate the cost efficiency, we deal with the undesirable outputs by DEA and the piecewise linear theory. The weight restrictions on criteria are incorporated into the proposed model. A case study is given.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)5897-5912
Number of pages16
JournalOperational Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • Cost efficiency
  • Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
  • Piecewise linear theory
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Undesirable outputs
  • Weight restrictions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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