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Record number 2245866
Title Bridging process engineering and supply chain design for agro-food processing chains
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Jochem Jonkman
Author(s) Jonkman, Jochem (dissertant)
Publisher Wageningen : Wageningen University
Publication year 2018
Description VI, 127 pages figures, diagrams
Description 1 online resource (PDF, VI, 127 pages) figures, diagrams
Notes Includes bibliographical references. - With summary in English
ISBN 9789463433389; 9463433384
Tutors Bloemhof, Prof. dr. J.M. ; Padt, Prof. dr. A. van der
Graduation date 2018-10-05
Dissertation no. 7040
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This thesis studies the design of agro-food processing chains using quantitative methods from the fields of Process Systems Engineering and Supply Chain Management. It presents an approach to optimise strategic decisions in the agro-food industry at the product level, the process and enterprise level, the supply chain level, and the network level. Case study results show that using non-conventional intermediate products and production processes can reduce the agro-food industrial energy and water use with respectively 22% and 37%, while reducing costs by 13%. Additionally, supply chain configurations were identified that allow for a reduction of the carbon footprint of over 30% without a reduction of the total gross margin. The decisions at the different levels are interdependent, and sequential optimisation of the different levels will lead to sub-optimisation of the agro-food processing chain. The approach presented in the study enables to reconsider the current set-up of  agro-food processing chains and reduce inefficiencies in the production of food.

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Publication type PhD thesis
Language English
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