This paper explores demand and production management challenges in the food processing industry. The goal is to identify the main production planning constraints and secondly to explore how each of these constraints affects company’s performance in terms of costs and customer service level. A single case study methodology was preferred since it enabled the collection of in-depth data. Findings suggest that product shelf life, carcass utilization and production lead time are the main constraints affecting supply chain efficiency and hence, a single planning approach is not appropriate when different products have different technological and processing characteristics.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings (USB) of the 10th international conference on chain and network management in agribusiness and the food industry|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||10th International Conference on Chain and Network Management in Agribusiness and the Food Industry - Wageningen, Netherlands|
Duration: 23 May 2012 → 25 May 2012
|Conference||10th International Conference on Chain and Network Management in Agribusiness and the Food Industry|
|Period||23/05/12 → 25/05/12|
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- demand management
- case study
- production planning
- food processing industry