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Green food supply chain design considering risk and post-harvest losses: a case study

Mogale, D. G., Kumar, Sri Krishna and Tiwari, Manoj Kumar 2020. Green food supply chain design considering risk and post-harvest losses: a case study. Annals of Operations Research 10.1007/s10479-020-03664-y
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The global food insecurity, malnourishment and rising world hunger are the major hindrances in accomplishing the zero hunger sustainable development goal by 2030. Due to the continuous increment of wheat production in the past few decades, India received the second rank in the global wheat production after China. However, storage capacity has not been expanded with similar extent. The administrative bodies in India are constructing several capacitated silos in major geographically widespread producing and consuming states to curtail this gap. This paper presents a multi-period single objective mathematical model to support their decision-making process. The model minimizes the silo establishment, transportation, food grain loss, inventory holding, carbon emission, and risk penalty costs. The proposed model is solved using the variant of the particle swarm optimization combined with global, local and near neighbor social structures along with traditional PSO. The solutions obtained through two metaheuristic algorithms are compared with the optimal solutions. The impact of supply, demand and capacity of silos on the model solution is investigated through sensitivity analysis. Finally, some actionable theoretical and managerial implications are discussed after analysing the obtained results.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0254-5330
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 June 2020
Date of Acceptance: 27 May 2020
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 06:18

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