Towards a Socially Sustainable Inventory Optimization
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- Inventory Optimization, Perishable, Freshness, Social Sustainability, Supply Chain Management
Inventory optimization is one of the critical decisions in perishable product supply chain management. This study develops a bi-objective inventory optimization model for perishable products. The model can determine the optimal order quantities that fulfill customer demand over time while simultaneously maximizing the profit and minimizing the freshness loss of products at the point of demand fulfillment. The fresh-ness loss value is regarded as the social sustainability performance metric. It is expected that the minimization of freshness loss contributes to the improved well-being of customers. The proposed model can track the product’s remaining shelf life and account for the amount of waste generated when it is expired. A numerical case is provided to demonstrate the utility of the model and the decision-making process that deals with the tradeoff between cost and freshness level. The proposed concept and methodology can serve as the basis for the future development of sustainable supply chain management, focusing on the social impacts.
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TY - CONF AU - Warut Pannakkong AU - Kim Cuc Vo Thi AU - Sun Olapiriyakul PY - 2021 DA - 2021/06/29 TI - Towards a Socially Sustainable Inventory Optimization BT - Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Management (INSYMA 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 139 EP - 145 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210628.023 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210628.023 ID - Pannakkong2021 ER -