Plant design and control in food service industry. A multi-disciplinary decision-support system

Authors: Alessandro Tufano, Riccardo Accorsi, Federica Garbellini, Riccardo Manzini  Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166361518303968 Abstract Every day, thousands of pupils, students, employees, and hospital patients eat food outside their homes that is cooked far from the place of consumption. The food service industry is responsible for supply...
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5th Int. WFSC 2018 – Australia Dec. 2018

This is the call for the next Wine Food Supply Chain Council meeting, which will be held as part of Australian Operations Research conference in the week from the 4-7 of December 2018. The web page is: http://www.confer.nz/asor-dors2018/ The 26th National Conference of the Australian Society of Operations Research and the DST Group-led Defence Operations Research Sym...
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Universal Robots – March, 2018

Universal Robots – the leading international company in production and application of cobot (collaborative robot) for industry and automation of production system   from Wikipedia: A cobot[1] or co-robot[2] (from collaborative robot) is a robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace.[3] This is in contrast with other robots, designed t...
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Companies tour 2018

prof.Riccardo Manzini organized the visits of two important companies on April 2018 with a selection of students from Mechanical Engineering and Management Engineering of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Bologna University   System Logistics - Fiorano Modenese (Modena, Italy)System Logistics is a leading global supplier of innovative solutions of intra-l...
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Brivio & Viganò dec. 2017

Brivio & Viganò at UniBO - the leading italian company in food logistics On december 20, 2017 Dr.Eng. Efrem Terraneo, Project Manager in Brivio & Viganò, leading Italian player in the sector of Distribution and Integrated Logistics for food products, presents the new temperature-controlled distribution center - CEDI to the students of Mechanical Engineering of Bologn...
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Picking efficiency and stock safety: A bi-objective storage assignment policy for temperature-sensitive products, 2017

Read the paper (free access at this link) Highlights • Given the increasing attention of consumers to product quality and safetythis paper illustrates. • An original adaptive storage assignment policy for temperature-sensitive products. • An original bi-objective integer programming model addressing storage efficiency and safety. • A policy for warehouses t...
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FSC presentation at “Il trasporto degli alimenti fra logistica ed e-commerce”

On November, 14th, two dissertations have been presented at "Il trasporto degli alimenti fra logistica ed e-commerce". These dissertations were prepared from two students within a partnership between the Food Supply Chain Center (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna) and OITA (Osservatorio Interdisciplinare Trasporti Alimenti). Along with the introduction...
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Food Supply Chain Center at “Innovazione e tecnologia per la logistica di domani” in Milano

On November, 20th, the Food Supply Chain Center will participate at "Innovazione e tecnologia per la logistica di domani".  The event organized by the distribution company Brivio & Viganò will be held in San Siro stadium, in Milano. A delegation of the Food Supply Chain Center will present original studies on the storage and distribution of perishable products dealing wit...
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FSC @ “IL TRASPORTO DEGLI ALIMENTI FRA LOGISTICA ED E-COMMERCE”

A delegation of our Food Supply Chain Center participates at the national event "il trasporto degli alimenti fra logistica ed e-commerce" in Rome today 14th November 2017. We sit together with managers and practitioners from the industrial sector of e-commerce and perishable-products logistics to discuss about new trends and technologies on this industrial field. We prese...
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OITA research and UniBO’s student collaboration/thesis thanks to Lamberet

to the following link the research conducted by a student, Ferdinando Tampieri, of Bologna University on food supply chain and transportation thanks to the interest and collaboration of Lamberet, the leading company in cold transportation and vehicle equipments This is the speech presentation of Ferdinando Tampieri during his master thesis discussion in July, 2017 htt...
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A climate driven decision-support model for the distribution of perishable products, 2017

see the paper (free-access) till sept.2017   Highlights • This paper addresses an open field of research in the supply chain of perishable products. • This paper provides a MILP model for the planning of processing and distribution operations in cold chains. • This paper incorporates the interactions of distribution constraints and climate conditions. ...
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Volkswagen Group Italia, April 2017

This is the Claudio de Mayda's speech during the Workshop on Logistics solutions for the students of Management Engineering, Bologna University https://youtu.be/n5Qgc08Qe5M This is the presentation discussed by Dr.Claudio de Mayda, Volkswagen Group Italia. https://youtu.be/yNO1xNqdGU8
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On Reconciling Sustainable Plants and Networks Design for By-Products Management in the Meat Industry, 2017

The following study on Meat Supply Chain has been recently presented during the last conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing by Riccardo Accorsi. Accorsi R., Manzini R., Baruffaldi G., Bortolini M. (2017) On Reconciling Sustainable Plants and Networks Design for By-Products Management in the Meat Industry. In: Campana G., Howlett R., Setchi R., Cimat...
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Accelerated life testing for packaging decisions in the edible oils distribution, 2017

free download till June 17, 2017 (use this link) more info at the following link Highlights • In long-ray shipments thermal stress can compromise the performance of packaging. • Reliability of a packaging is the ability to respond to stresses throughout the logistic process. • Three applications of ALT analysis to food packaging for edible oils are illustrate...
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Call for papers on “Food Supply Chain & Food Industry”, Special Issue on SUSTAINABILITY – int.Journal ISI-SCOPUS

Sustainability in Food Supply Chain and Food Industry Sustainability in Food Supply Chain and Food Industry (link to the flyer), sustainability Journal (Impact Factor, 1.343 - 2015) Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2017 This is a call for papers for contributions on food supply chain and food industry in a very important international journal: ...
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DEADLINE EXTENSION: Call for papers – SDM’2017 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Bologna, Italy 26-28 April 2017

DEADLINE EXTENSION (November 30, 2016) SDM'2017 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Bologna, Italy 26-28 April 2017   We are pleased to announce the SDM17 taking place in Bologna, Italy, from April 26 to April 28 ,2017, organized by KES International in partnership with Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. SDM-2017 will con...
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Industry 4.0, BigData & data analytics

October 12, 2016 - Cineca Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna) Riccardo Accorsi (Department of Industrial Engineering) and Marco Patella (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) present a speech by the title "Big data and data analytics: challanges and opportunities" including Food Supply Chain. Link to the event  
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July & August 2016 – NEW Temperature and vibrations monitoring TASKS

During July and August 2016, The Food Supply Chain Center is monitoring several journeys 6, i.e. international shipments, of referee and standard containers of wines and milk-based products. Some exemplifying shipments: .Italy-Sweden, multi-modal transportations and multiple packages .Italy-South Korea .Italy-New Zeland .Italy-Shanghai (rferee container+4°C) For ...
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