The valorisation of dead stock – there is life in the old dog yet

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    Abstract

    This study follows reverse logistics thinking in the valorisation of dead stock from perishable by-products. Viable alternatives for the use of dead stock are found and the feasibility of their introduction evaluated through the building and application of a two-step model that links a two-stage production process generating by-products to staff scheduling problems in handling it. Model building is supported by empirical data from a poultry processing plant that had been collected through process maps, observations, and from databases of the case company. The model is also applied and solved for the case before suggesting general conclusions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Peer-reviewed scientific journalInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
    Volume18
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)394–410
    Number of pages17
    ISSN1742-7967
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

    Keywords

    • 117,2 Environmental sciences
    • 218 Environmental engineering
    • 512 Business and Management
    • KOTA2014

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