MACFRUT Workshop – Sustainability of Reusable Plastic Containers – The Pooling System of CPR System

on May 10, 2017 - Macfrut (Rimini Fiera). A workshop on sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the pooling system of CPR. The first results of a study conducted by the Food Supply Chain Center. Speakers from UniBO: prof.Riccardo Manzini, Phd student Giulia Baruffaldi and eng. Luca Volpe.     Giulia Baruffaldi, Luca Volpe, Riccardo Manzini - Foo...
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Projects & collaborations with companies

The Food Supply Chain Center collaborates with several food companies on many issues and problems, e.g. the development of innovative packaging solutions and technologies, distribution network design and optimisation, new products and processes, control and reduction of environmental impacts, measuring the quality and safety of a food supply chain “from farm to fork”. ...
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Catering – CAMST Soc.Coop.srl, 2016/2017

CAMST Soc.Coop.Srl Duration of the project: 2 year (2016/2017) Development of new solutions and technologies for the production and distribution of food products in a leading Italian catering company. The aim of this project is the design of the "centralized kitchen of the future" including new products, processing tasks, technologies, production system layouts, handling ...
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2016, Allegrini – Physical/environmental stress analysis in a leading Italian Winery

Allegrini is a leading producer in the Valpolicella Classica area and one of the most highly-regarded and award-winning Italian wineries in the world. Aim of this project is the monitoring of physical and environmental stresses (temperature, humidity, vibrations) collected by winery products during international shipments.
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2016, Fercam handling and storage

FERCAM Logistics & Transport is one of Europes integrated logistic leaders operating in logistics, transportation and handling. Aim of this project is the optimisation of a warehousing system for beverage products adopting optimisation models and supporting decision tools developed by the Food Supply Chain Center in collaboration with the Warehousing Center.
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2016, innovative high capacity simulating platform

Aim of this project is the development of an innovative high capacity (in terms of storage) simulating platform for the analysis of the effects on perishable (and not perishable) products and packaging solutions (primary, secondary and tertiary) due to several environmental and physical stresses. The proposed technology solutions are the results of a laboratory research and dev...
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CPR System, 2016-2018

CRP System is the Italian leading company in the production, storage, distribution, washing, re-use and recycling and pooling of reusable plastic containers (RPC) and pallets for several Italian retailers and producers of fresh products. Aim of this project is the optimisation of the supply chain system of the RPC and pallet systems, from the production to the final distributio...
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Granarolo, 2016

Granarolo is the most important Italian milk production chain based on an integrated system of production, where the entire process is controlled and managed in close collaboration with local producers. This project deals with a campaign of monitoring (temperature, humidity and vibrations) different international shipments of perishable milk products on containers from Italy...
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Giorgio Gori, 2016

Giorgio Gori is a leading international company operating in international logistics (storage and transportation) with a special focus on worldwide wine distribution . This is a project to monitore and control the physical and environmental stresses (including temperature and humidity) affecting the international shipment of wine adopting different packaging solutions, with a s...
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Storage assignment in a perishable products warehouse, 2015-2016

The projects is developed in collaboration with the company Due Torri Spa. The aim of this study is the development of an original approach to support decision making during the assignment of products to storage locations in order to minimize the total cost of handling with a particular focus on picking activities.
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2014, BIA Cous Cous quality assessment in international shipments

BIA S.p.A. is a company founded from an old Italian Pasta factory producing high quality couscous in all its forms and entirely manufactured in Italy. Characterized by advanced technological systems, BIA S.p.A. combines the progress and the consequent production performance with the history of a product that comes from the simplicity of tradition and processing of semolina. ...
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2014, Majani – chocolate supply chain

Aim of this project is the monitoring of physical and environmental stresses affecting product quality (1), the simulation of monitored profiles in the closed-loop simulation systems developed by the Food Supply Chain Center (2), the sensorial analysis conducted by a panel of experts (3). Majani is one of the mostly high-quality and finest chocolate Italian producer. ...
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2014, Roberto Industria Alimentare – bakery supply chain

Aim of this project is the analysis and optimisation of the food supply chain of Roberto Industria Alimentare, including several issues, e.g. procurement, unit load storage system, manufacturing/processing systems, planning and scheduling, distribution network, etc. Roberto Industria Alimentare is a leading Italian in bakery industry.
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2014, Conad & CPR pallet pooling for fresh products distribution in retailing

Aim of this project is the development and application of a supporting decision model and tool for the optimisation of the pallet pooling system for fresh perishable products procurement and distribution in a complex retailing system. The project aim is to find the best configuration of the system reducing the global environmental impacts by the evaluation of all contribu...
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2012-2014, Olitalia – Edible oils supply chain and distribution

The Food Supply Chain Center collaborates with Olitalia on several issues and research activities: monitoring environmental and physical stresses affecting international shipments; laboratory and closed-loop simulation of the monitored stressed in order to simulate the effects on products at the place of consumption; sensitive analyses on simulated packages o...
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2013, A computerized tool for deep-lane design in a unit load perishable product storage system

Aim of this project is the development of a supporting decision model and computerized tool for the design and optimisation of a unit load storage system in food and beverage industry. Given the production of batches of products, the tool define the best storage system configuration in agreement with the adoption of deep-lane storage systems. The name of the tool is Lane Op...
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2013, Conad – procurement system. Optimisation and LCA assessment

Conad is a leading Italian company operating in Italy and some other european countries. Aim of this project is the optimisation of the procurement and distribution network of private label products moving from suppliers to final consumers. This analysis includes the measurement and control of environmental impacts in accordance with life cycle assessment (LCA) protocols...
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2012-2013, Giorgio Gori & worldwide distribution of wine

Aim of this project is the monitoring activity of physical stresses affecting wines during international shipments (1). Monitoring activity is followed by the simulation of monitored profiles in the closed-loop simulation systems developed by the Food Supply Chain Center (2): Finally, the protocol of the Food Supply Chain Center organizes a sensorial analysis conducted by a pan...
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