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Tactical planning of the production and distribution of fresh agricultural products under uncertainty

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  • Ahumada, Omar
  • Rene Villalobos, J.
  • Nicholas Mason, A.
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    We present a stochastic tactical planning model for the production and distribution of fresh agricultural products. The model incorporates the uncertainties encountered in the fresh produce industry when developing growing and distribution plans due to the variability of weather and demand. The main motivation for building this model is to make tools available for producers to develop robust growing plans, while allowing the flexibility to choose different levels of exposure to risk.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Agricultural Systems.

    Volume (Year): 112 (2012)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 17-26

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:112:y:2012:i:c:p:17-26
    DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2012.06.002
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