Applying data envelopment analysis and multiple objective data envelopment analysis to identify successful pharmaceutical companies

Ronald K. Klimberg, George P. Sillup, George Webster, Harold Rahmlow, Kenneth Lawrence

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Abstract

Introduction Since the 1980s, U.S. companies have been embracing the Total Quality Management (TQM) movement. TQM is a philosophy that advocates four basic principles: (1) an intense focus on customer satisfaction, (2) accurate measurement of activities, (3) continuous improvement of products and processes, and (4) empowerment of people (Noori and Radford 1995). In striving to obtain these philosophies and principles, most companies must strike an appropriate balance between economic efficiency and quality. One component of a company’s TQM program is a performance measuring process, such as benchmarking. Benchmarking is the process by which a company analyzes the performance and practices of world-class companies and compares their practices and performances to its own. A company can use this knowledge to improve its own operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Supply Chain in Manufacturing, Distribution, and Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationModeling, Optimization, and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Pages277-295
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781420079524
ISBN (Print)9781420079456
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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