Towards a flexible banana supply chain: Dynamic reefer temperature management for reduced energy consumption and assured product quality

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Abstract

We propose a strategy for dynamic temperature management inside reefer containers in banana supply chains, with the objective of reducing energy consumption and deliver bananas with good quality. In this paper a model is developed to determine optimal temperature profiles for the future days during shipment. To assure the right quality in a dynamic environment, continuous monitoring inside reefers can be used to check the status of bananas. The optimization takes into consideration of disturbances of banana quality and estimated arrival time. Therefore, decisions are updated each day to cope with the possible disturbances. Simulation experiments compare the proposed approach and currently used approach. Results show that with the proposed approach, bananas can be delivered with right quality and reduced energy consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics in Logistics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference LDIC 2018, Bremen, Germany
EditorsMichael Freitag, Herbert Kotzab, Jürgen Pannek
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages223-230
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74225-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74224-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventLDIC 2018: 6th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 20 Feb 201822 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Logistics
ISSN (Print)2194-8917
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8925

Conference

ConferenceLDIC 2018: 6th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics
CountryGermany
CityBremen
Period20/02/1822/02/18

Keywords

  • Banana supply chain
  • Green-life
  • Energy reduction
  • Temperature management
  • Reefer container

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