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1- M.Sc. Graduated of agricultural economics department of agriculture & natural resource faculty, Ardakan University
2- Assistant professor of agricultural economics department of agriculture & natural resource faculty, Ardakan University , mfehresti@ardakan.ac.ir
3- Assistant professor of agricultural economics department of agriculture & natural resource faculty, Ardakan University
4- Assistant professor of agricultural economics of the Environmental Sciences, Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University
5- Ph.D. candidate of applied Mathematics of Shahid Madani University
Abstract:   (154 Views)
The sugar industry has many backward and forward linkages in the supply chain. In this industry, a chain of agricultural, industrial, oil, transportation and commerce sectors is engaged in transforming raw materials into a product and shipping it to consumers. In this research, the efficiency of decision-making units in Iranchr('39')s sugar supply chain is evaluated using network and the simple data envelopment analysis methods. The results of the first level of the decentralized sugar supply chain in Iran (extraction of sugar from sugar beets) indicate that the average technical efficiency in terms of a constant return to scale and the allocation, economic and scale efficiency are not at appropriate levels. In the second level of the supply chain, weakness was observed in allocative and economic efficiency. The results showed that the provinces of West Azerbaijan and Khorasan-e Razavi offer desirable conditions for sugar beet production in terms of efficiency. Supply chain management as a tool for timely delivery of the product to market at a lower cost has been used to increase the efficiency of the entire sugar supply chain. A move toward vertical integration in sugar production is also proposed to benefit integration.
     
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Agricultural Economics/Agriculture Marketing and Supply Chains
Received: 2019/05/30 | Accepted: 2020/09/19

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