Route-based data envelopment analysis models

Yu-Chiun Chiou*, Lawrence W. Lan, Tzu-Hui Yen

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This paper proposes two novel route-based data envelopment analysis (DEA) models that jointly measure the route-level and company-level efficiencies amongst transport carriers. The core logics comprise a three-stage procedure that determines company efficiency, route efficiency and optimal allocation ratios for the common inputs. We prove that the ranking order of company performance determined by the route-based DEA model is identical to that determined by the company-based DEA model. An empirical case demonstrates the superiority of the proposed models in identifying the less efficient routs/companies as well as in reducing the input slacks without subjective conjectures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-425
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Common inputs allocation
  • Efficiency
  • Route-based data envelopment analysis

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