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23rd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering by Ilkka Turunen, Andrzej Kraslawski

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Tactical Planning with Shelf-Life Constraints in the FMCG Industry

M.A.H. van Elzakkera, E. Zondervana, N.B. Raikarb, H. Hooglandb and I.E. Grossmannc,    aDept. Chem. And Chem. Eng., Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600MB Eindhoven, the Netherlands, bUnilever R&D Vlaardingen, the Netherlands, cDept. Chem. Eng., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Abstract

Shelf-life restrictions play an important role in the tactical planning for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. Ignoring shelf-life limitations could lead to unnecessary waste of products and missed sales. We present 3 methods of implementing shelf-life limitations in an LP planning model. A direct method, where the number of weeks since a product was ...

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