Integrated Production and Transportation Planning within Food Industry


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Aims and objectives       

The aim is to develop tools based on optimization which can support the planning in transportation chains within the food industry.

Results and impact

In the process of developing planning tools for improved resource utilization, a number of planning scenarios will be created and analyzed. This analysis will assist the actors to develop improved policies and rules of thumb by comparing current operations with optimal operations. The analysis can also be used for evaluating different investment options, such as, investment in inventory capacity and in vehicles. Since the studied project concerns the optimization of a system including many actors, the project is intended to promote cooperation between actors.

Implementation of Plan and Methodology

An optimization model will be developed and optimization methods based on decomposition will be employed. Additionally, ideas from multi-agent technology will be utilized.