BLANCO Anibal Manuel
congresos y reuniones científicas
Model Predictive Control Based Planning in the Fruit Industry
BLANCO ANÍBAL M.; MASINI GUILLERMO L.; PETRACCI NOEMÍ C.; BANDONI J. ALBERTO
Congreso; ESCAPE 18; 2008
Typical Fruit Industry Supply Chains are highly interconnected networks conformed by farms, packaging plants, cold storage facilities and concentrated juice plants along with clients and third party raw material and services suppliers. The operational planning of such a chain should seek to respond to the before-the-season established product delivery commitments rather than to react in the face of on-line customer demand as in classic chains. In this contribution the operational planning of a typical fruit industry supply chain is addressed by means of a Model Predictive Control based scheme which is a model based control strategy that shows attractive features for multivariable, highly interacting, uncertain systems. This methodology naturally allows addressing the meaningful uncertainty in the system parameters and the possibility of supply chain disruption episodes.