Campus Units

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2015.7408276

Publication Date

12-2015

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference

DOI

10.1109/WSC.2015.7408276

Conference Title

Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2015

Conference Date

December 6-9, 2015

City

Huntington Beach, CA

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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