In this work, we propose a hierarchical optimization model to support harvest and local routing decisions of fresh agricultural products. The proposed model has been motivated by the fact that small growers of fresh produce very often face difficulties in terms of availability of local (or first-mile) logistics at reasonable prices which results in lower profit margins and more food waste. So, in order to reduce the cost of first-mile logistics they can co-ordinate the consolidation of the harvests from different growers to send their products to the packing facility. Hence, we integrate harvesting and routing operations for a set of small growers with the aim to reduce their operational costs. The proposed framework has been implemented and preliminary evaluated with some instances considering as case study farmers of fresh produce in the central region of Chile.
|Title of host publication||Production Research - 10th International Conference of Production Research - Americas, ICPR-Americas 2020, Revised Selected Papers|
|Editors||Daniel Alejandro Rossit, Fernando Tohmé, Gonzalo Mejía Delgadillo|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Event||10th International Conference of Production Research - Americas, ICPR-Americas 2020 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 9 Dec 2020 → 11 Dec 2020
|Name||Communications in Computer and Information Science|
|Conference||10th International Conference of Production Research - Americas, ICPR-Americas 2020|
|Period||9/12/20 → 11/12/20|
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- First mile logistics
- Harvesting and distribution planning
- Small fresh-produce growers