Using vehicle routing models to improve sustainability of temperature-controlled food chains

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In this chapter we discuss the importance of vehicle routing problems in improving sustainability of temperature-controlled transportation of perishable products. Transportation of these products requires substantial amounts of energy to optimize the product environment and delay the decay process. Because of this, minimizing traveling distance is not a sufficient objective to improve sustainability of this type of transportation systems. To achieve a more sustainable distribution of perishable products, other objectives related to spoilage and greenhouse gas emissions should also be evaluated. Moreover, it is important that the potential of new technologies and alternative logistical concepts (e.g., collaboration) are explored and analyzed quantitatively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable food supply chains
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies
EditorsRiccardo Accorsi, Riccardo Manzini
PublisherAcademic Press
Chapter11
Pages159-166
ISBN (Electronic)9780128134122
ISBN (Print)9780128134115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Vehicle routing
Sustainable development
Spoilage
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Temperature

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Stellingwerf, H. M., Kanellopoulos, A., & Bloemhof-Ruwaard, J. M. (2019). Using vehicle routing models to improve sustainability of temperature-controlled food chains. In R. Accorsi, & R. Manzini (Eds.), Sustainable food supply chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies (pp. 159-166). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813411-5.00011-9
Stellingwerf, H.M. ; Kanellopoulos, A. ; Bloemhof-Ruwaard, J.M. / Using vehicle routing models to improve sustainability of temperature-controlled food chains. Sustainable food supply chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies. editor / Riccardo Accorsi ; Riccardo Manzini. Academic Press, 2019. pp. 159-166
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Sustainable food supply chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies. ed. / Riccardo Accorsi; Riccardo Manzini. Academic Press, 2019. p. 159-166.

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Stellingwerf HM, Kanellopoulos A, Bloemhof-Ruwaard JM. Using vehicle routing models to improve sustainability of temperature-controlled food chains. In Accorsi R, Manzini R, editors, Sustainable food supply chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies. Academic Press. 2019. p. 159-166 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813411-5.00011-9