Performance Evaluation in Green Supply Chain Using BSC, DEA and Data Mining

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Qazvin branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.


Efficiency is regarded as an important factor for both managers in different companies and organizations and customers who are interested in using the services related to these companies and organizations. However, the biggest challenges managers are coping with include an increase in the competition between companies and manufacturing centers, an increase in the efficiency of production, and finding suitable suppliers. The present study aimed to investigate the efficiency of green supply chain (GSC) by using Malmquist productivity index (MPI) based on the input and output indicators of the BSC model and accordingly providing some rules using the decision tree. To this aim, the efficiency of 15 automotive parts manufacturer firms in Iran was evaluated in the state of constant returns to scale during 2013-2016. Then, the obtained results were used as the class label of Decision Making Units (DMUs) which are regarded as the inputs of decision tree method. Finally, the implicit rules in the data were extracted by using the decision tree. The results indicated that the proposed model had a high degree of accuracy and interpretation in evaluating performance compared to previous models and helps managers to make better decisions to increase the efficiency.


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