Quotation Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. Simulating Fresh Food Supply Chains by Integrating Product Quality. In Operations Research Proceedings 2017, Hrsg. Natalia Kliewer, Jan Fabian Ehmke, Ralf Borndörfer, 671-676. Cham: Springer.




The logistics of perishable goods differs significantly from non-perishable items due to various uncertainties related to seasonable fluctuating supply and demand. Operational research models represent powerful tools to handle such growing complexity and uncertainties. This work focuses on the integration of product quality and aims to minimize food losses during storage and transport. A generic keeping quality model, which models quality losses based on storage temperatures and durations, is implemented in a discrete event simulation. To test the model, the strawberry supply chain of Lower Austria is investigated. The impacts of integrated shelf life information in stock rotation schemes and tailored delivery strategies are discussed. Results indicate that stock rotation schemes, which integrate product qualities, and tailored delivery strategies substantially reduce food losses.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Simulating Fresh Food Supply Chains by Integrating Product Quality
Title of whole publication Operations Research Proceedings 2017
Editor Natalia Kliewer, Jan Fabian Ehmke, Ralf Borndörfer
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Location Cham
Publisher Springer
Year 2018
ISBN 978-3-319-89920-6
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-89920-6_89
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Fikar, Christian (Details)
Leithner, Magdalena (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria)
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