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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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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SIMULATING INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS OF VEGETABLE OILS, 2017

FULL paper download Simulating international shipments of vegetable oils: focus on quality changes Z. Ayyad, E. Valli, A. Bendini, R. Accorsi, R. Manzini, M. Bortolini, M. Gamberi, T. Gallina Toschi Abstract This investigation evaluated the quality changes of commercial vegetable oils after different simulated shipments. In particular, the oils were placed in co...
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2016, Food Supply Chain, Dairy products

A Closed-Loop Traceability System to Improve Logistics Decisions in Food Supply Chains: A Case Study on Dairy Products R. Accorsi, E. Ferrari, M. Gamberi, R. Manzini and A. Regattieri in Advances in Food Traceability Techniques and Technologies 1st Edition Improving Quality Throughout the Food Chain Editors: Montserrat Espiñeira Francisco Santaclara ...
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2016, The land-network problem: ecosystem carbon balance in planning sustainable agro-food supply chains

The land-network problem: ecosystem carbon balance in planning sustainable agro-food supply chains   R Accorsi, S Cholette, R Manzini, C Pini, S Penazzi Journal of Cleaner Production 112, 158-171 Highlights • An inclusive definition of the agro-food ecosystem is given with respect to the goal of achieving climate stability. • An original framework...
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Life Cycle Picking, 2016

Riccardo Manzini, Riccardo Accorsi, Mauro Gamberi, Stefano Penazzi, 2015, Modeling class-based storage assignment over life cycle picking patterns. International Journal of Production Economics. Volume 170, Part C, December 2015, Pages 790-800. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2015.06.026   Highlights • A new approach for the design and management of a class-based storage...
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2016, A special Issue on Warehousing

Riccardo Manzini, Yavuz Bozer , Sunderesh Heragu , 2015, Decision models for the design, optimization and management of warehousing and material handling systems. International Journal of Production Economics. Volume 170, Part C, December 2015, Pages 711-716 Introduction For many companies, warehousing and materials handling (MH) are essentially non-value added activities...
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Environmental and economic assessment of fresh fruit supply chain through value chain analysis, 2015

MATTEO M. SAVINO, RICCARDO MANZINI, ANTONIO MAZZA, 2015, Environmental and economic assessment of fresh fruit supply chain through value chain analysis. A case study in chestnuts industry. PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, vol 26(1), 1-18. ISSN: 0953-7287. doi: 10.1080/09537287.2013.839066 Abstract In recent years, both researches and practitioners have devoted attention...
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Life Cycle Assessment of Extra-Virgin Olive oil, 2015

OPEN ACCESS TO THE PAPER ACCORSI R., VERSARI L., MANZINI R., 2015, Glass vs. Plastic: Life Cycle Assessment of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Bottles across Global Supply Chains.  Sustainability 2015, 7(3), 2818-2840; WOS: 000351843400028. Scopus: 2-s2.0-84926325756. doi:10.3390/su7032818. Abstract The environmental impacts of global food supply chains are growing with...
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Closed-loop network for product life cycle, 2015

  Accorsi, Riccardo; Manzini, Riccardo; Pini, Chiara; Penazzi, Stefano, 2015. On the design of closed-loop networks for product life cycle management: Economic, environmental and geography considerations. DOI:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.09.005. pp.121-134. In JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY - ISSN:0966-6923 vol. 48. Highlights • A MILP model for the strategic design ...
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A comparison of shipping containers from technical, economic and environmental perspectives, 2014

RICCARDO ACCORSI, RICCARDO MANZINI, EMILIO FERRARI, 2014, A comparison of shipping containers from technical, economic and environmental perspectives. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH. PART D, TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 26, 52-59 Highlights • An integrated approach is used to evaluate alternative containers in maritime transportation. • Four case studies of international sh...
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A decision-support system for the design and management of warehousing systems, 2014

RICCARDO ACCORSI, RICCARDO MANZINI, FAUSTO MARANESI, 2014, A decision-support system for the design and management of warehousing systems. COMPUTERS IN INDUSTRY. Vol.65, pp.175-186.  ISSN: 0166-3615 Highlights • This paper presents an original decision-support system (DSS) for storage system design and operations control. • Analytical methods, models and algorith...
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Economic and environmental assessment of reusable plastic containers: a food catering supply chain case study, 2014

RICCARDO ACCORSI, ALESSANDRO CASCINI, SUSAN CHOLETTE, RICCARDO MANZINI, CRISTINA MORA, 2014, Economic and environmental assessment of reusable plastic containers: a food catering supply chain case study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS. Vol.152, 88–101 Highlights • Original framework for the integrated design of a food packaging system and distribution n...
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2014, Special issue on Food Supply Chain

International Journal of Production Economics Volume 152, June 2014, Sustainable Food Supply Chain Management LI, D.,WANG, X., CHAN, H.K., MANZINI R., 2014, Sustainable food supply chain management. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS. Vol.152, 1-8 Sustainable production and distribution is a pertinent and timely issue in production economics. This is particularl...
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Operational planning models for distribution networks, 2014

MANZINI R., ACCORSI R., BORTOLINI M., 2014, Operational planning models for distribution networks, International Journal of Production Research, Vol.52(1), 89-116. ISSN: 0020-7543, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2013.828168 Abstract The design and optimisation of a logistic network deals with a wide set of decisions, e.g. the determination of the best location and capacity o...
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Sustainability and quality in the food supply chain. A case study of shipment of edible oils, 2014

Manzini, R., Accorsi, R., Ayyad, Z., Bendini, A., Bortolini, M., Gamberi, M., Valli, E., Gallina Toschi, T. (2014), Sustainability and quality in the food supply chain. A case study of shipment of edible oils. BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL. Vol.16(12), pp. 2069-2090. ISSN: 0007-070X. Purpose – Modern supply chains collect and deliver products worldwide and link vendors a...
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The new conceptual framework for food supply chain assessment, 2013

MANZINI R., ACCORSI R. (2013). The new conceptual framework for food supply chain assessment. JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING. Vol. 115, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages 251–263.   Abstract Food industry is the first in European Community for revenues, with more than 8 millions of employee. Logistics and supply chain management play a crucial role in food industry. Thi...
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Quality at destination: simulating shipment of three bottled edible oils from Italy to Taiwan, 2013

ENRICO VALLI, RICCARDO MANZINI, RICCARDO ACCORSI, MARCO BORTOLINI, MAURO GAMBERI, ALESSANDRA BENDINI, GIOVANNI LERCKER AND TULLIA GALLINA TOSCHI, (2013). Quality at destination: simulating shipment of three bottled edible oils from Italy to Taiwan. La Rivista Italiana delle Sostanze Grasse. Vol. 90, Issue 3, pp.163-169. Abstract The effects on quality and safety of foodst...
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