Multi-period Supply Network of Food Products Based on Time-Windows with Sensitivity Analysis

Zeynab Raftani-Amiri
Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran

Hamed Fazlollahtabar
Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Iran

Nezam Mahdavi-Amiri
Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Supply chain management is a cross-function approach to manage the movement of products toward consumers. Here, we propose a supply network which considers multiple food products with time windows. The proposed model considers different customers who are serviced by one supplier. The supplier provides various products being kept in different depots. Each depot uses different types of vehicles to satisfy the orders. Initially, all depots are stationed at the designated locations. The applicability of the model is illustrated using a numerical experiment. A comprehensive sensitivity analysis is worked out to show the flexibility of the proposed mathematical model.

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