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.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||26th EURO-INFORMS conference, Rome, Italy - |
Duration: 1 Jul 2013 → 4 Jul 2013
|Conference||26th EURO-INFORMS conference, Rome, Italy|
|Period||1/07/13 → 4/07/13|
de Keizer, M., Haijema, R., Bloemhof, J. M., & van der Vorst, J. G. A. J. (2013). A hybrid MILP and simulation approach for redesigning a fresh product network. Paper presented at 26th EURO-INFORMS conference, Rome, Italy, .