This chapter presents a new temporal data envelopment analysis (DEA) model that overcomes some weaknesses of the window analysis and Malmquist index. New model allows to work with time series. For each series the best of a set of ARIMA models is selected, and a forecast for two periods it is possible. Changes in efficiency of different decision making units (DMUs) are analyzed and the use of temporal series makes it easy to include Malmquist forecasts. The implementation of the new model in business administration or supply chain management can be useful because it considers more than two periods in contrast with classical Malmquist method, for that, control of efficiency over time is improved by changing deterministic univariate variables for time series. The last them have the structure of correlation and they get even more real modeling.
Part of the book: Multi-Criteria Methods and Techniques Applied to Supply Chain Management