Developing a neutral slacks-based measure for production line selection

Majid Azadi, Reza Farzipoor Saen*

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Production line selection has a strategic importance for every company. One of the techniques that can be used for selecting production line is data envelopment analysis (DEA). Traditional DEA models such as Charnes-Cooper-Rhodes and Banker-Charnes-Cooper can only measure radial efficiency (weak efficiency). To measure strong efficiency in DEA, Tone (2001) proposed slacks-based measure (SBM). This model deals directly with the input excesses and output shortfalls. The objective of this paper is to propose a neutral SBM for selecting the best production line. A case study demonstrates the application of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-370
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Operational Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Aggressive model
  • Benevolent model
  • Cross-efficiency
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • DEA
  • Neutral slacks-based measure
  • NSBM
  • Production line selection
  • SBM
  • Slacks-based measure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research

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