An Operational Planning Model to Support First Mile Logistics for Small Fresh-Produce Growers

Álvaro M. Majluf-Manzur, Rosa Guadalupe González*, Raimundo A. Velasco-Paredes, J. Rene Villalobos

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Resumen

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.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaProduction Research - 10th International Conference of Production Research - Americas, ICPR-Americas 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditoresDaniel Alejandro Rossit, Fernando Tohmé, Gonzalo Mejía Delgadillo
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Páginas205-219
Número de páginas15
ISBN (versión impresa)9783030763091
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2021
Evento10th International Conference of Production Research - Americas, ICPR-Americas 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duración: 9 dic. 202011 dic. 2020

Serie de la publicación

NombreCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volumen1408 CCIS
ISSN (versión impresa)1865-0929
ISSN (versión digital)1865-0937

Conferencia

Conferencia10th International Conference of Production Research - Americas, ICPR-Americas 2020
CiudadVirtual, Online
Período9/12/2011/12/20

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