With synthesized coverage of the academic literature, this book integrates the quantitative models and tools that address each step of food supply chain operations to provide readers with easy access to support-decision quantitative and practicable methods.
Broken into three parts, the book begins with an introduction and problem statement. The second part presents quantitative models and tools as an integrated framework for the food supply chain system and operations design. The book concludes with the presentation of case studies and applications focused on specific food chains.
Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies will be an indispensable resource for food scientists, practitioners and graduate students studying food systems and other related disciplines.
- Contains quantitative models and tools that address the interconnected areas of the food supply chain- Synthesizes academic literature related to sustainable food supply chains- Deals with interdisciplinary fields of research (Industrial Systems Engineering, Food Science, Packaging Science, Decision Science, Logistics and Facility Management, Supply Chain Management, Agriculture and Land-use Planning) that dominate food supply chain systems and operations
- Includes case studies and applications
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1. Modelling Inclusive Food Supply Chains toward Sustainable Ecosystem Planning 2. Emerging Issues and Challenges in Agri-Food Supply Chain 3. The role of modelling and systems thinking in contemporary agriculture 4. Food Shelf-life Models 5. A Support-Design Procedure for Sustainable Food Product-Packaging Systems 6. Design Advanced Food Packaging Systems and Technologies through Modelling and Virtualization 7. Sustainable food processing: A production planning and scheduling perspective 8. Design-support Methodologies for Job-Shop Production System in the Food Industry 9. The Storage of Perishable Products: A Decision-support Tool to Manage Temperature-sensitive Products Warehouses 10. Mathematical Modelling of Food and Agriculture Distribution 11. Using Vehicle Routing Models to improve Sustainability of Temperature-controlled Food Chains 12. Cool chain and temperature-controlled transport: An overview of concepts, challenges and technologies 13. Food Transportation and Refrigeration Technologies
Design and optimization 14. Quality assessment of Temperature-sensitive High-value Food Products. An application to Italian fine chocolate distribution 15. Models and Technologies for the Enhancement of Transparency and Visibility in Food Supply Chains 16. Forecasting for food demand 17. Food Systems Sustainability: The complex challenge of food loss and waste 18. Handling Food Waste and Losses. Criticalities and Methodologies 19. Sustainable Urban Food Planning: Optimizing Land-use Allocation and Transportation in Urban-Rural Ecosystems 20. Sustainable Operations in Reusable Food Packaging Networks 21. A Model to Enhance the Penetration of the Renewables to Power Multi-Stage Food Supply Chains 22. Decision Support Models for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Supply Chain Management 23. Modelling By-products and Waste Management in the Meat Industry 24. Recipe-driven Methods for the Design and Management of Food Catering Production Systems
Riccardo Accorsi is assistant professor at the University of Bologna's Department of Industrial Engineering where he teaches Industrial Logistics class. His research interests lie in operations management and in the development of decision-support models and tools for the design, planning and optimization of sustainable production and distribution systems with particular focus on food supply chains. Leading member of the Food & Wine Supply Chain Council (FWSCC), he has written numerous publications on the management of food supply chain operations. He has been involved in many funded research projects and consulting for industry.
Riccardo Manzini is a full professor of Logistics and Facility Planning at the department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, where he also acts as the director of the Food Supply Chain Center and the Warehousing Center. His research activity deals with the design, management, control and optimization of production system and supply chain, including laboratory research on monitoring and simulating the environmental effects of logistics and packaging decisions and solutions on perishable products. He is the founder, organizing and chair of the International Workshop on Food Supply Chain, "The Food Journey, and has been the guest editor for the International Journal of Production Economics in a special issue on Sustainable Food Supply Chain.