Data Envelopment Analysis-Taguchi Method for Determining Optimal Parameters of a Fish Scaling Machine

DOI: 10.14416/


  • Anucha Sriburum Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Wanrop Khanthirat Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Waraporn Warorot Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Amin Lawong Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Narong Wichapa Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Thaithat Sudsuansee Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Supakit Sergsiri Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Kiatipong Charoenjit Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industrial Technology, Kalasin University
  • Anongnart Rotjanakorn Wangchamhan Department of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, Faculty of Science, Kalasin University
  • Mantana Tongsupon Department of Innovation Design and Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University
  • Atchara Choompol Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kalasin University


Data Envelopment Analysis, Taguchi Method, Fish Scaling Machine, Multi-Response Optimization Problem


Determining the optimal parameters of a machine is an important issue in the manufacturing process because it can help optimize the use of existing machines. This paper presents a data envelopment analysis and the Taguchi method to find the optimal parameters of a fish scaling machine to produce processed foods from fish, including dried fish and pickled fish. Three related factors, including speed, time, and capacity, were considered; each factor had three levels, and the responses were fish scaling removal efficiency and fish damage. The results showed that speed, time, and capacity were significant for both responses (P-value ≤ 0.05). Compared to the original condition, the fish damage was decreased by 31.46% and the fish scaling removal efficiency was increased by 24.47%. In addition, the proposed method had good efficacy compared to other methods in the literature. Therefore, the proposed method can be used as an effective way for solving multi-response optimization problems in real-world applications.


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