Optimizing the Location-Inventory-Routing Problem for Perishable Products Considering Food Waste and Fuel Consumption

Qian Sun, Steven Chien, Da Wei Hu, Bing Shan Ma

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Abstract

The concept of sustainable food supply chain management promotes reducing food waste and fuel consumption. In the research field of perishable products logistics, the joint optimization of facility locations, inventory management, and distribution decisions have not been considered. Since the integration of the supply chain decisions is critical, this paper intends to minimize the total cost formula for a location-inventory-routing problem, considering food waste and fuel consumption. The total cost consists of the cost of construction, inventory, food, and transportation. In a numerical example, the proposed model has demonstrated its applicability in problem solving and efficiency in searching for optimal solutions. The optimal results offer some useful information to decision makers, which could help to reduce cost significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCICTP 2018
Subtitle of host publicationIntelligence, Connectivity, and Mobility - Proceedings of the 18th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals
EditorsXiaokun Wang, Yu Zhang, Diange Yang, Zheng You
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages482-491
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481523
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event18th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Intelligence, Connectivity, and Mobility, CICTP 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 5 2018Jul 8 2018

Publication series

NameCICTP 2018: Intelligence, Connectivity, and Mobility - Proceedings of the 18th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals

Other

Other18th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Intelligence, Connectivity, and Mobility, CICTP 2018
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/5/187/8/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

Keywords

  • Cost Optimization
  • Food Waste
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Location-Inventory-Routing
  • Perishable Products

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