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Discussing the parameters of preservation of perishable goods in a cold logistic chain model


  • Miroslav Verbic


The paper discusses the parameters of preservation of perishable goods in cold logistic chains. The key parameters are the intensity of deterioration of goods, the conservation effect of perishable goods and the delay of activation of the conservation effect. The values of these parameters determine the quantity of the product being deteriorated in the logistic chain and the extent to which the deterioration can be alleviated. Econometric estimation thus presents the quantity effects of preservation procedures, whereas the financial effects can be derived using the proper price categories in the calculation of the net present value or the annuity stream. In this way one can determine whether the implementation of preservation procedures is more rational than the purchase of an attainable insurance policy.

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  • Miroslav Verbic, 2006. "Discussing the parameters of preservation of perishable goods in a cold logistic chain model," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(2), pages 137-147.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:38:y:2006:i:2:p:137-147
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840500367609

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    1. Robert W. Grubbström, 1967. "On The Application of the Laplace Transform to Certain Economic Problems," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 13(7), pages 558-567, March.
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    4. Miroslav Verbic, 2004. "Econometric Estimation of Parameters of Preservation of Perishable Goods in Cold Logistic Chains," Econometrics 0409002, EconWPA.
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    1. Danijel Kovačić & Eloy Hontoria & Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell & Marija Bogataj, 2015. "Location and lead-time perturbations in multi-level assembly systems of perishable goods in Spanish baby food logistics," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 23(3), pages 607-623, September.

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