Title
A framework for measuring efficiency levels : the case of express depots A framework for measuring efficiency levels : the case of express depots
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute for Transport en Maritime Management (ITMMA)
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Economics
Mathematics
Source (journal)
International journal of production economics. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
139(2012) :2 , p. 484-495
ISSN
0925-5273
ISI
000308449200012
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The efficiency and effectiveness in any distribution network is largely determined by the performance of depots in such a network. The purpose of this study is to develop a methodological framework to evaluate the performance of distribution centers of express companies. The framework is based on Data Envelopment Analysis and was validated on a set of 44 depots of a large express service provider situated in the United Kingdom. The analysis revealed that 31 depots out of 44 are efficient. Furthermore, statistical analyses identified four factors influencing the efficiency scores of express transportation depots. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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