Food supply chains consist on the wide range of food production-distribution-consumption-disposal configurations, responsible to convey raw products from farm to consumers. The effectiveness and performances of food supply chains (FSC) are measured by the grade of quality, safety, and sustainability of processes throughout the overall product life cycle, from farm to fork. Currently, the study and analysis of the whole FSC entails concerns and issues involving farming, manufacturing, distribution and recovery processes, with particular focus on ensuring the quality of product at site of consumption. Although food quality and safety are the most relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), other metrics should be taken into account to measure the performance of the food chain throughout the whole product life cycle. Among these the effective control of the supply network, the environmental sustainability of processes, the sustainable use of land, the management of waste. Considerations on the lands yield, the climatic conditions, the soil features and characteristics, the available natural energy sources, aimed to the management of land use over profitable and environmental perspectives, are necessary as well as the design and planning of the optimal forward-reserve manufacturing and distribution network. The goal of this work is joining both sides of the coin, the agriculture and logistics concerns over a comprehensive life-cycle perspective for the planning and control of a sustainable FSC. Such aspects are combined through a top-down procedure based on Geographic Informative System (GIS) applications and mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) modeling to achieve the economical and environmental sustainability of the whole food life cycle

Life Cycle Modelling for Sustainable Food Supply Chain / Accorsi, R.; Manzini, R.; Mora, C.; Cascini, A.; Penazzi, S.; Pini, C.; Pilati, F.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2013), pp. 1-8. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 22nd International Conference on Production Research tenutosi a Iguassu Falls (Brazil) nel July 28 - August 1, 2013.

Life Cycle Modelling for Sustainable Food Supply Chain

F. Pilati
2013

Abstract

Food supply chains consist on the wide range of food production-distribution-consumption-disposal configurations, responsible to convey raw products from farm to consumers. The effectiveness and performances of food supply chains (FSC) are measured by the grade of quality, safety, and sustainability of processes throughout the overall product life cycle, from farm to fork. Currently, the study and analysis of the whole FSC entails concerns and issues involving farming, manufacturing, distribution and recovery processes, with particular focus on ensuring the quality of product at site of consumption. Although food quality and safety are the most relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), other metrics should be taken into account to measure the performance of the food chain throughout the whole product life cycle. Among these the effective control of the supply network, the environmental sustainability of processes, the sustainable use of land, the management of waste. Considerations on the lands yield, the climatic conditions, the soil features and characteristics, the available natural energy sources, aimed to the management of land use over profitable and environmental perspectives, are necessary as well as the design and planning of the optimal forward-reserve manufacturing and distribution network. The goal of this work is joining both sides of the coin, the agriculture and logistics concerns over a comprehensive life-cycle perspective for the planning and control of a sustainable FSC. Such aspects are combined through a top-down procedure based on Geographic Informative System (GIS) applications and mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) modeling to achieve the economical and environmental sustainability of the whole food life cycle
22nd International Conference on Production Research "Challenges for Sustainable Operations: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Reverse Networks" (ICPR 2013)
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Accorsi, R.; Manzini, R.; Mora, C.; Cascini, A.; Penazzi, S.; Pini, C.; Pilati, F.
Life Cycle Modelling for Sustainable Food Supply Chain / Accorsi, R.; Manzini, R.; Mora, C.; Cascini, A.; Penazzi, S.; Pini, C.; Pilati, F.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2013), pp. 1-8. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 22nd International Conference on Production Research tenutosi a Iguassu Falls (Brazil) nel July 28 - August 1, 2013.
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