Exploring demand and production planning challenges in the food processing industry:a case study


This paper explores demand and production management challenges in the food processing industry. The goal is to identify the main production planning constraints and secondly to explore how each of these constraints affects company’s performance in terms of costs and customer service level. A single case study methodology was preferred since it enabled the collection of in-depth data. Findings suggest that product shelf life, carcass utilization and production lead time are the main constraints affecting supply chain efficiency and hence, a single planning approach is not appropriate when different products have different technological and processing characteristics.

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 by Matopoulos, Ranitovic, Bourlakis. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.
Event Title: 10th International Conference on Chain and Network Management in Agribusiness and the Food Industry
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2012-05-23 - 2012-05-25
Uncontrolled Keywords: demand management,case study,production planning,food processing industry
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2024 07:50
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 13:00
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2012
Authors: Matopoulos, Aristides (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5083-0534)
Ranitovic, Rajko
Bourlakis, Michael



Version: Accepted Version

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