A hybrid MILP and simulation approach for redesigning a fresh product network

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We present a hybrid approach for redesigning a fresh product network, i.e. optimizing the locations of facilities and allocation of processes and inventory with respect to costs, product quality and responsiveness. As products are perishable and have a short life time, a redesign should be evaluated at a detailed level, taking both demand and supply uncertainty and product quality requirements into account. We iteratively solve an MILP model and run a simulation, to check and adjust the MILP constraints, until a feasible solution is found.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event26th EURO-INFORMS conference, Rome, Italy -
Duration: 1 Jul 20134 Jul 2013


Conference26th EURO-INFORMS conference, Rome, Italy


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