Omega, p. 1-13 (2017); doi:10.1016/j.omega.2017.11.002
In this paper, a new stepwise benchmarking approach is presented. It is based on the concept of effi-ciency field potential given by a continuous and differentiable function that decreases monotonously as the amount of inputs consumed is reduced and the amount of outputs produced is increased. A gradientbased stepwise efficiency improvement method is proposed and the graphical interpretation of the continuous gradient-based trajectories is shown. A minimum potential DEA model is also formulated. The proposed approach is units invariant and can take into account preference structure, non-discretionary variables and undesirable outputs. The proposed method has been applied to an organic farming dataset
Belarmino Adenso García Fernández es el investigador principal del proyecto "Análisis y diseño de redes logísticas eficientes, robustas y sostenibles"