Economic and environmental performance of the food industry

Renzo Akkerman, Dirk Pieter van Donk

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    Abstract

    Changing customer requirements, unpredictable disturbances combined with expensive production facilities, are major problems for food processing companies to achieve synergy between the economic and environmental performance. There notably is a lack of tools to support decision to explore effects on performance related to new products introductions, changes in production equipment, changes in planning concepts and their cross sections. We argue that interdisciplinary research that uses operations research techniques, operations management insights, food process technology and product design helps in exploring the effect of uncertainty in demand and production. As a result, process design can be more robust: both economic and environmental. This position paper explores the problem and the main elements of the proposed scenario-based simulation approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTowards new challenges for innovative management practices : Selected papers from proceedings of ERIMA07
    EditorsJérémy Legardeur, Juantxu Martin
    Volume1
    PublisherERIMA Publication
    Publication date2007
    Pages236-244
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventERIMA07 : International Symposium on Innovative Management Practices - Biarritz, France
    Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceERIMA07 : International Symposium on Innovative Management Practices
    CityBiarritz, France
    Period01/01/2007 → …

    Cite this

    Akkerman, R., & van Donk, D. P. (2007). Economic and environmental performance of the food industry. In J. Legardeur, & J. Martin (Eds.), Towards new challenges for innovative management practices: Selected papers from proceedings of ERIMA07 (Vol. 1, pp. 236-244). ERIMA Publication.