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A tactical model for planning the production and distribution of fresh produce

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  • Omar Ahumada
  • J. Villalobos

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We present an integrated tactical planning model for the production and distribution of fresh produce. The main objective of the model is to maximize the revenues of a producer that has some control over the logistics decisions associated with the distribution of the crop. The model is used for making planning decisions for a large fresh produce grower in Northwestern Mexico. The decisions obtained are based on traditional factors such as price estimation and resource availability, but also on factors that are usually neglected in traditional planning models such as price dynamics, product decay, transportation and inventory costs. The model considers the perishability of the crops in two different ways, as a loss function in its objective function, and as a constraint for the storage of products. The paper presents a mixed integer programming model used to implement the problem as wells as the computational results obtained from it. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

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  • Omar Ahumada & J. Villalobos, 2011. "A tactical model for planning the production and distribution of fresh produce," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 190(1), pages 339-358, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:annopr:v:190:y:2011:i:1:p:339-358:10.1007/s10479-009-0614-4
    DOI: 10.1007/s10479-009-0614-4
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