Modeling agricultural supply chain flexibility: A case study of cassava farming business in Thailand

Pareeya Siriwatthanaphan, Sarawut Jansuwan, Anthony Chen

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Abstract

The logistics and supply chain management for agricultural supply chain in Thailand has been more emphasized by both private and public sectors due to its importance to the national economy. The key performance indicators of agricultural supply chain traditionally consider three major dimensions including cost, lead time, and reliability. However, the supply chain flexibility which is an important indicator to assess the ability of all players in the agricultural supply chain can accommodate the additional demand is rarely explored. The objective of this study is to develop a mathematical programming model to assess the supply chain flexibility for cassava business. In this study, a stochastic programming approach is adopted for modeling the flexibility. The proposed model was divided into two stages. The first stage (BASE) evaluates the demand base pattern along the cassava supply chain networks. The second stage (ADD-VOL) is to assess the reserve capacity using the base pattern obtained from the first stage. The reserved capacity at each stage presents the flexibility of the supply chain that can accommodate additional demand. The proposed models could be used to identify the bottlenecks of the supply chain in order to enhance its capacity for better serving the future supply and demand changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport and Society - Proceeding of the 22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2017
EditorsAnthony Chen, Tony N.N. Sze
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages669-676
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581464
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Society, HKSTS 2017 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Dec 201711 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameTransport and Society - Proceeding of the 22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2017

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Society, HKSTS 2017
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period9/12/1711/12/17

Keywords

  • Agricultural supply chain
  • Reserved capacity
  • Stochastic programming
  • Supply chain flexibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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