An integrated model for sustainable food logistics management

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Abstract

Food supply chains (FSCs) require different quantitative models for aiding management decisions, mainly because of the perishability of the product. Addition of sustainability concerns makes models for the FSCs more challenging. In this study, we develop a generic MILP model for the logistics management of FSCs while considering the perishability of the products and the sustainability (GHG emissions) of the transportation modes. The model minimizes various costs, while fulfilling demand requirements and can be used as a decision support tool for improving the sustainability of FSCs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEURO 2012 - 25th European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, Lithuania -
Duration: 8 Jul 201211 Jul 2012

Conference

ConferenceEURO 2012 - 25th European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, Lithuania
Period8/07/1211/07/12

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Soysal, M., Bloemhof, J. M., & van der Vorst, J. G. A. J. (2012). An integrated model for sustainable food logistics management. Paper presented at EURO 2012 - 25th European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, Lithuania, .