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Optimization of the Supply Chain for an Animal Feed Company in Vietnam

Wijst, N.J.M. van der (2024) Optimization of the Supply Chain for an Animal Feed Company in Vietnam.

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Abstract:This thesis investigates the integrated optimization of production, inventory, and transportation planning at De Heus, an animal feed company in Vietnam. The aim of the research is to minimize total costs while increasing customer satisfaction. A mathematical model is created to optimize the current scenario. A production assignment problem is formulated, which is based on a production routing problem with flow constraints replacing the routing, and extensions from lot-sizing problems are utilized. Experiments are conducted to test a capacity extension, identify new potential locations, and explore SKU reduction. Multi-objective optimization is performed using the AUGMECON2 algorithm. The optimization results in a reduction of total costs by -1.8%, while the addition of a new location leads to a further reduction of -9.4%.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:54 computer science, 55 traffic technology, transport technology, 83 economics
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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