### A Comparative Analysis of the Dea-Ccr Model and the Vikor Method

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Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been widely used to measure the performance of the operational units that convert multiple inputs into multiple outputs. In many real world scenarios, there are systems that have a two-stage network process with shared inputs used in both stages of productions. In this paper, the problem of evaluating the efficiency of a set of specialized and interdependent components that make up a large DMU is considered. In these processes the first stage consists of two parallel...

In this paper a two-stage algorithm for finding non- dominated subsets of partially ordered sets is established. A connection is then made with dimension reduction in time-dependent dynamic programming via the notion of a bounding label, a function that bounds the state-transition cost functions. In this context, the computational burden is partitioned between a time-independent dynamic programming step carried out on the bounding label and a direct evaluation carried out on a subset of “real” valued...

In this paper a two-stage algorithm for finding non- dominated subsets of partially ordered sets is established. A connection is then made with dimension reduction in time-dependent dynamic programming via the notion of a bounding label, a function that bounds the state-transition cost functions. In this context, the computational burden is partitioned between a time-independent dynamic programming step carried out on the bounding label and a direct evaluation carried out on a subset of “real"...

Many of today’s systems are characterized by a network structure and evaluation of alternatives is based on multiple criteria. Network systems contain both positive and negative feedbacks. In the paper, a hybrid procedure is proposed for operation in network environment. The procedure is based on a combination of DEMATEL, ANP, and PROMETHEE approaches. DEMATEL is a comprehensive method for building and analyzing a structural model involving causal relationships between complex factors. For the network...

The paper introduces a new method of reaching a consensus in multiple criteria group decision-making under fuzziness. This model is based on the general definition of the ‘soft’ consensus introduced by Kacprzyk and Fedrizzi in 1986. The fuzzy evaluations of alternatives express degrees of fulfillment of the given goals by the respective alternatives for each expert. The selection of the best alternative is based on the fuzzy consensus by experts. For this purpose a set of alternatives which are...

A decision situation with partial information on preferences by means of a vector value function is assumed. The concept of minimum value dispersion solution as a reference point joined with a pseudodistance function from such a point and a dispersion level ε, lead to the notion of ε-dispersion set. The dispersion level represents the amount of value that the decision maker can be indifferent to, therefore he should choose his most preferred solution in this set. Convergence properties, as well...

In multi-expert multi-criteria decision making problems, we often have to deal with different opinions, different importance of criteria and experts, missing data, unexpressed opinions and experts who are not fully confident with their judgment. All these factors make the problem more difficult to solve, and run the risk of making the model logic less transparent. In this paper, we present a model based on simple assumptions described by logical rules, in order to maintain the model transparency...

Soit F une famille de critères conçue pour asseoir un modèle de préférences global sur un ensemble A d'actions potentielles (ou alternatives). On se place ici dans une perspective d'aide à la décision et dans l'hypothèse où des dépendances (encore appelées interactions) sont susceptibles d'exister entre certains des critères de F. On commence (cf. Sect. 2.1) par préciser ce que signifie l'affirmation "il existe des dépendances entre certains des critères de F" (Déf. 1). On s'intéresse ensuite...

This paper develops and analyzes a time-dependent optimal stopping problem and its application to the decision making process concerning organ transplants. Offers (organs for transplant) appear at jump times of a Poisson process. The values of the offers are i.i.d. random variables with a known distribution function. These values express the degree of histocompatibility between the donor and the recipient. The sequence of offers is independent of the jump times of the Poisson process. The decision...

The paper deals with a new stochastic optimization model, named OMoGaS–SV (Optimization Modelling for Gas Seller–Stochastic Version), to assist companies dealing with gas retail commercialization. Stochasticity is due to the dependence of consumptions on temperature uncertainty. Due to nonlinearities present in the objective function, the model can be classified as an NLP mixed integer model, with the profit function depending on the number of contracts with the final consumers, the typology of...