Models for allocation and inventory management of specialized nutritious foods

Melih Çelik, Ozlem Ergun, Pinar Keskinocak, Dima Nazzal

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Specialized nutritious foods (SNF) are blended foods that contain a broad set of macro- and micro-nutrients to treat or prevent malnutrition. In this study, we consider the allocation of SNF from a central warehouse to distribution locations through (i) hubs that act as crossdocks, or (ii) district warehouses that hold stocks. Our models and solution approaches analyze the effects of network structure, uncertainty of demand, perishability, and equity considerations on the allocation structure.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2014
EventINFORMS Annual Conference - San Francisco, USA United States
Duration: 9 Nov 201412 Nov 2014
Conference number: 2014


ConferenceINFORMS Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleINFORMS
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CitySan Francisco

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