Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Operational Research in Slovenia, SOR 2013
- Fecha: 01 January 2013
- Páginas: 299-304
- Source Type: Conference Proceeding
- Document Type: Conference Paper
- Publisher: Symposium on Operations Research, SORsamo.email@example.com
The current economic crisis, together with climate changes and exponential growth of the world population, is reflected in volatile prices of agricultural products. Prices are also strongly connected with the quality of agricultural products, which largely affect food production business in all aspects. Extended Material Requirements Planning (EMRP) Theory has proved to be capable of thoroughly analyzing entire supply chains. Price vector plays a crucial role in Net Present Value calculation, which gives us a strong background for financial evaluation of investment decisions. In this paper, we show the importance of ingredients' prices and quality in multi-level assembly systems on a real case study of a Spanish baby food company, using the principles of well-developed EMRP Theory.