Providing a Model for Ranking Suppliers in the Sustainable Supply Chain Using Cross Efficiency Method in Data Envelopment Analysis
Goals: This research seeks to identify the basic indices of sustainability in three dimensions (economic, social and environmental) in the Iranian automotive industry suppliers by reviewing previous research and ranking the suppliers using a cross efficiency approach. In this paper, the performance and ranking of sustainable supply chain suppliers are evaluated by presenting a secondary objective model in terms of cross efficiency.
Design / Methodology / Approach: In the first step of this research, a preliminary screening of the identified criteria is carried out. the data on the final criteria is collected using a questionnaire. Finally, the evaluation and ranking of suppliers in sustainable supply chain of the automotive industry in Iran is done by the cross-efficiency model presented in this paper.
Results: The results showed that, according to the criteria of the triple profit model (including 3 dimensions, 7 criteria), supplier No. 8 was identified as the most efficient decision maker unit (DMU) among 12 suppliers of Iran Khodro Company.
Limitations of the investigation: The main constraints include the timeliness of information gathering and the lack of cooperation of suppliers in providing information.
Originality / Value: Using the cross efficiency model in data envelopment analysis technique in the field of evaluating supplier performance is a very practical and unrestricted approach.
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