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Simulation Optimization to Evaluate the Effects of Horizontal Cooperation on the Resilience of Short Food Supply Chains

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Saliju, Suad ; Fikar, Christian:
Simulation Optimization to Evaluate the Effects of Horizontal Cooperation on the Resilience of Short Food Supply Chains.
Event: International Conference on Operations Research - OR 2023 , 29.08 - 01.09.23 , Hamburg, Germany.
(Conference item: Conference , Speech )

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Short food supply chains (SFSC) are often perceived as a solution towards more sustainable and resilient food systems. At the same time, however, an increasing number of disruptions, caused by various natural hazard events and man-made disasters, have seen food supply chains severely affected. While the impact of disruptions on various supply chains has been extensively investigated in the literature, there is still a lack of research regarding their impact on SFSC. Given the current energy crises and as a result, potential blackouts and increases in energy prices, numerous farmers are expected to be affected by such disruptions, with the effects to be felt even stronger by smallholder farmers. The purpose of this work is therefore to study the impact of such disruptions on SFSC and to evaluate if and to what degree, could joint coordination and cooperation strategies facilitate resilience. For this, a decision support system (DSS) is developed using a hybrid optimization-based simulation model. The model developed incorporates both resilience, through the evaluation of various mitigation strategies, and sustainability, in terms of total post-harvest traveled distances and food losses. The DSS is demonstrated on a regional asparagus supply chain in the Franconian region, in Bavaria, Germany.
Results highlight the importance of joint activities to both, facilitate resilience and reduce food losses.

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Item Type: Conference item (Speech)
Refereed: No
Keywords: OR in Agriculture; Simulation; Optimization; Supply Chain Management
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health > Chair Food Supply Chain Management > Chair Food Supply Chain Management - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Fikar
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 630 Agriculture
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2023 07:43
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 07:43