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.
|Title of host publication||Towards new challenges for innovative management practices : Selected papers from proceedings of ERIMA07|
|Editors||Jérémy Legardeur, Juantxu Martin|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||ERIMA07 : International Symposium on Innovative Management Practices - Biarritz, France|
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …
|Conference||ERIMA07 : International Symposium on Innovative Management Practices|
|Period||01/01/2007 → …|
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.