Title: Study on optimisation of the food cold chain transportation service network based on the extenics

Authors: Xing Xu; Yun Zhao; Timo Nyberg; Sen Bao

Addresses: School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China ' School of Information & Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, China ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Abstract: To study the uncertainty of food cold chain, a new method for optimisation research of food cold chain transport network based on the extenics theory is proposed in this paper. An extension model for contradictions between the total cost and flexibility in food cold chain transportation service network is established, based on which the extension method for resource of the food cold chain transportation service network is analysed under flexibility. Finally, taking a certain cold chain company as an example, the application of it is studied, which provides a new and scientific method for the management of food cold chain transportation service network.

Keywords: food cold chains; extenics; transport services; transport networks; optimisation; logistics; supply chain flexibility; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2016.080180

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2016 Vol.11 No.2, pp.131 - 136

Received: 23 Jun 2016
Accepted: 01 Sep 2016

Published online: 02 Nov 2016 *

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