Efficiency score assessment of Iranian Plastic Industries

Abstract

Iranian Plastic Industries (IPI) created the main role in generating and producing a variety of plastic commodities and goods for inhabitant's demands. IPI comprised a cluster of 21 industries regarding the initial screening of Iranian evaluator team in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) plan. The present research empirically examined a way to find the efficiency score of IPI. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model was integrated with Additive Ratio ASsessment (ARAS) and Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) to estimate the efficiency score for IPI. The findings were classified IPI into 2 classes pertaining to both TOPSIS and ARAS models supported with both weighing systems of Friedman and Kendall tests. Moreover, the results proved an independent DEA value for the TOPSIS and ARAS models.