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Record number 404156
Title Quantitative modelling in design and operation of food supply systems
Author(s) Beek, P. van
Source In: Bayesian Statistics and Quality Modelling in the Agro-Food Production Chain / Boekel, van, Stein, A., Bruggen, van, Dordrecht : Kluwer (Wageningen UR Frontis series vol. 3) - ISBN 1402019165 - p. 141 - 144.
Department(s) Management Studies
Operations Research and Logistics
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) voedselvoorziening - genetische transformatie - modellen - ketenmanagement - logistiek - food supply - genetic transformation - models - supply chain management - logistics
Categories Mathematical Statistics / Food Products (General)
Abstract During the last two decades food supply systems not only got interest of food technologists but also from the field of Operations Research and Management Science. Operations Research (OR) is concerned with quantitative modelling and can be used to get insight into the optimal configuration and operation of food supply systems. In this contribution a short general introduction is given. Also three extended abstracts of case studies from the field will be presented: the milk-chilling chain, the impact of genetic-modification (GM) techniques on the structure of the cassava chain and the optimization of the production/distribution system of a dairy company in Hungary. Finally some conclusions are formulated
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