Supply Chain Optimisation in Animal Husbandry

30 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006

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Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

C.M. Smeets

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Business Administration

J.A.E.E. van Nunen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: May 30, 2003

Abstract

The pig husbandry is an important economic sector. In the last decade, major changes have been made. As a result, farmers came together to introduce the "Eco Label pig", meeting the strong consumer and governmental call for high quality, animal friendly and environmentally friendly food. The market for Eco Label food is expected to grow enormously in the next years, asking for the development of an efficient and effective supply chain consisting of farmers, slaughter houses, wholesalers and retailers. We present some mathematical models to support decision making and evaluation of a large number of growth scenario's, using cost minimization given a number of Eco Label conditions.

Keywords: logistics, network configuration, agricultural logistics, supply chain management

Suggested Citation

Bloemhof-Ruwaard, Jacqueline M. and Smeets, C.M. and van Nunen, Jo, Supply Chain Optimisation in Animal Husbandry (May 30, 2003). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-043-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=423653

Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard (Contact Author)

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C.M. Smeets

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Jo Van Nunen

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