Modeling Disruption in a Fresh Produce Supply Chain MacKenzie, Cameron MacKenzie, Cameron Apte, Aruna
dc.contributor.department Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering 2018-02-17T21:07:30.000 2020-06-30T04:49:09Z 2020-06-30T04:49:09Z Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016 2016-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p><strong>Purpose—</strong>The purpose of this paper is to quantify elements that make fresh produce supply chains vulnerable to disruptions and to quantify the benefits of different disruption management strategies.</p> <p><strong>Design/methodology/approach—</strong>This paper develops a mathematical model of a disruption in a fresh produce supply chain and analyzes the relationships among variables.</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>—The model determines the optimal safety stock as a function of the perishability of the produce, the length of time it takes to find the contamination, the level of demand during the disruption, and the amount of produce that can be rerouted. Applying the model to the 2006 <em>E. coli</em> spinach contamination reveals that the drop in customer demand for fresh spinach plays the largest role in Dole losing sales.</p> <p><strong>Research limitations</strong>—The model includes several parameters that may be difficult to estimate. Future models can incorporate uncertainty that is inherent in supply chain disruptions.</p> <p><strong>Practical implications</strong>—The model in this paper can help a supply chain manager explore the trade-offs of different disruption management strategies. For example, a supply chain manager can determine the value of holding additional safety stock versus trying to improve traceability in the supply chain.</p> <p><strong>Originality/value</strong>—This paper quantifies and models insights delivered in the qualitative analyses of fresh produce supply chain disruptions. The theoretical contributions include an analysis of the interaction among safety stock, levels of demand, communication, and traceability parameters in order to help supply chain managers evaluate different strategies to mitigate the effects of contaminated produce.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is the author’s accepted manuscript as published in <em>International Journal of Logistics Management, </em>28(2), 656-679. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Industrial Engineering
dc.subject.disciplines Operations and Supply Chain Management
dc.subject.disciplines Systems Engineering
dc.title Modeling Disruption in a Fresh Produce Supply Chain
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