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Crop-related harvesting and processing planning: A review

Kusumastuti, R. D., van Donk, D. P. & Teunter, R., Apr-2016, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 174, p. 76-92 17 p.

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We review the literature on crop-related agri-chains. Contrary to existing reviews, we focus on the integration, or lack thereof, of harvesting and processing planning and related inventory control issues. Since crops are particularly prone to deterioration after harvesting and before processing, integrated planning is essential to minimize food waste and maximize food quality. Our study reveals that most authors have focused on either harvesting or processing planning and less on their integration. If integration is considered, typically not all parts of a chain are incorporated. Planning of harvesting and processing is studied from operations, and from agricultural economics, but these fields hardly relate. Moreover, although relevant aspects of both harvesting and processing planning have been discussed, (integrated) models reflect reality to a limited extend and there is a lack of empirical testing. Further research should develop more comprehensive, realistic models. In order to apply such models empirically, heuristic solution approaches should also be considered. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-92
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume174
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2016

    Keywords

  • Review, Harvesting and processing planning, Inventory control, Food characteristics, AGRICULTURAL FRESH PRODUCTS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, INVENTORY CONTROL MODEL, MOSSMAN MILL REGION, SUGAR PRODUCTION, OPTIMIZATION APPROACH, PRODUCTION SYSTEM, OPERATIONS, INDUSTRY, BIOMASS

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