Certain types of food such as catering foods decay very rapidly. This paper investigates how the quality of such foods can be improved by shortening the time interval between production and delivery. To this end, we develop an approach which integrates short-term production and distribution planning in a novel iterative scheme. The production scheduling problem is solved through an MILP modeling approach which is based on a block planning formulation complemented by a heuristic simplification procedure. Our investigation was motivated by a catering company located in Denmark. The production configuration and the processes assumed in our numerical experiments reflect real settings from this company. First numerical results are reported which demonstrate the applicability of the proposed approach.
|Title of host publication||IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management : December 8 - 11 - Hong Kong|
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management : December 8 - 11|
|Period||01/01/2009 → …|