A New Dynamic Random Fuzzy DEA Model to Predict Performance of Decision Making Units

Document Type: Original Manuscript

Authors

1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Management, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a methodology for measuring the relative efficiency of decision making units (DMUs) which ‎consume the same types of inputs and producing the same types of outputs. Believing that future planning and predicting the ‎efficiency are very important for DMUs, this paper first presents a new dynamic random fuzzy DEA model (DRF-DEA) with ‎common weights (using multi objective DEA approach) to predict the efficiency of DMUs under mean chance constraints and ‎expected values of the objective functions. In the initial proposed‏ ‏DRF-DEA model, the inputs and outputs are assumed to be ‎characterized by random triangular fuzzy variables with normal distribution, in which data are changing sequentially. Under this ‎assumption, the solution process is very complex. So we then convert the initial proposed DRF-DEA model to its equivalent multi-‎objective stochastic programming, in which the constraints contain the standard normal distribution functions, and the objective ‎functions are the expected values of functions of normal random variables. In order to improve in computational time, we then ‎convert the equivalent multi-objective stochastic model to one objective stochastic model with using fuzzy multiple objectives ‎programming approach. To solve it, we design a new hybrid algorithm by integrating Monte Carlo (MC) simulation and Genetic ‎Algorithm (GA). Since no benchmark is available in the literature, one practical example will be presented. The computational results ‎show that our hybrid algorithm outperforms the hybrid GA algorithm which was proposed by Qin and Liu (2010) in terms of ‎runtime and solution quality. ‎

Highlights

  • This paper first presents a new dynamic random fuzzy DEA model
  • The efficiency of DMUs under mean chance constraints and expected values of the objective functions are predicted
  • The inputs and outputs are assumed to be characterized by random triangular fuzzy variables with normal distribution

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