Intermediate product selection and blending in the food processing industryKilic, O. A., Akkerman, R., van Donk, D. P. & Grunow, M., 2013, In : International Journal of Production Research. 51, 1, p. 26-42 17 p.
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This study addresses a capacitated intermediate product selection and blending problem typical for two-stage production systems in the food processing industry. The problem involves the selection of a set of intermediates and end-product recipes characterising how those selected intermediates are blended into end products to minimise the total operational costs under production and storage capacity limitations. A comprehensive mixed-integer linear model is developed for the problem. The model is applied on a data set collected from a real-life case. The trade-offs between capacity limitations and operational costs are analysed, and the effects of different types of cost parameters and capacity limitations on the selection of intermediates and end-product recipes are investigated.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Journal of Production Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
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