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Just-in-Time Production and Distribution of Perishable Goods in Supply Chains

The goal of this project is analyzing planning models for production and distribution of perishable goods. Lot-sizing and scheduling models for the production side are combined with classical VRPs (vehicle routing problems) in order to allow a coordinated planning.

Duration: 2010 – 2012

Project consortium:
  • Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (project leader)
  • Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores de Coimbra
  • Fernuniversität Hagen

Funding organization: FCT, Portuguese Science Foundation, (Project: PTDC/EGE-GES/104443/2008)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder