Efficiency benchmarking based on data envelopment analysis: a case for Turkish textile sector

Erdumlu N.

JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, vol.107, no.6, pp.702-710, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00405000.2015.1061737
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.702-710
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This study evaluated the efficiency of Turkish textile, apparel and leather sector. Measure-specific DEA was employed using seven measures in two stages described as profitability and marketability. Efficiencies were calculated not only within the sector, but also together with two other sub-sectors in Turkish manufacturing industry, as food, beverages and tobacco, and chemicals, petroleum, rubber and plastics. The performances of the best-practice frontier companies were also evaluated by calculating the benchmark shares by taking all sub-sectors into account. The findings revealed that the textile, apparel and leather sector can be taken as a reference for its marketability performance.