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A Hybrid Simulation Model of Inbound Logistics Operations in Regional Food Supply Systems
Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference
  • Anuj Mittal, Iowa State University
  • Caroline C. Krejci, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Link to Published Version
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2015.7408276
Publication Date
12-1-2015
DOI
10.1109/WSC.2015.7408276
Conference Title
Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2015
Conference Date
December 6-9, 2015
Geolocation
(33.660297, -117.99922650000002)
Abstract
Regional food hubs aggregate, distribute, and market local food, with a goal of promoting environmental and social sustainability. They provide an alternative distribution channel through which small-scale producers can access wholesale markets. However, food hubs face many barriers to growth and success. In particular, they are often unable to achieve the logistical and operational efficiencies that characterize conventional large-scale food distribution. One possible method of improving food hub efficiency targets inbound logistics operations - specifically, the scheduling of producer deliveries to the food hub. In this paper, we describe a hybrid simulation model of the inbound logistics operations of a food hub. Using this model, we observe the scheduling behavior of the producers under different conditions and explore the effectiveness of implementing incentives to encourage producers to schedule their deliveries in advance.
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This is a manuscript of a proceeding from Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (2015): DOI: 10.1109/WSC.2015.7408276. Posted with permission.

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Language
en
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Citation Information
Anuj Mittal and Caroline C. Krejci. "A Hybrid Simulation Model of Inbound Logistics Operations in Regional Food Supply Systems" Huntington Beach, CAProceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/caroline_krejci/10/