Food Supply Chains

  • Anna Nagurney
  • Min Yu
  • Amir H. Masoumi
  • Ladimer S. Nagurney
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Optimization book series (BRIEFSOPTI)


In this chapter, we construct a food supply chain network model under oligopolistic competition and perishability, with a focus on fresh produce. The model handles food spoilage through arc multipliers, with the inclusion of the discarding costs associated with disposal. We allow for product differentiation due to such relevant issues as product freshness and food safety and include alternative technologies associated with various supply chain activities. A case study, in which we analyze different scenarios prior to, during, and post a foodborne disease outbreak, based on the cantaloupe market, illustrates the modeling and computational framework.


Supply Chain Distribution Center Fresh Produce Supply Chain Network Food Supply Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Nagurney
    • 1
  • Min Yu
    • 2
  • Amir H. Masoumi
    • 1
  • Ladimer S. Nagurney
    • 3
  1. 1.Isenberg School of ManagementUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Pamplin School of BusinessUniversity of PortlandPortlandUSA
  3. 3.College of Engineering, Technology and ArchitectureUniversity of HartfordWest HartfordUSA

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