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Optimization in the meat industry

I ran across an interesting article in the National Provisioner about Optimization. While the article has a lot of truth to it, it is in a lot of ways incorrect and misleading. It starts already with the definition of Optimization … Continue reading

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Freight Optimization in the Food Industry

If you walk through a big box retail store of your choice, you may notice that some of the food items you can buy have the lowest costs per lb in average across the entire assortment. I know from practical … Continue reading

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Feature Definition: Freight Cost Optimization

The food industry is a very competitive business which makes it imperative to manage costs well. Freight costs are probably the next most important block of costs, after yields (management of material costs) and labor efficiencies. Freight costs can have … Continue reading

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Feature Definition – Cut-out optimization for meat packers

Lately I had multiple discussions with meat packers of different sizes about cut-out optimization models. Most companies have pretty ambitious visions on what a system can do for them, and to say it upfront, there are no computer systems to … Continue reading

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Inventory optimization in meat means internal change

Certain topics approach me always in clusters. Most recently, I had a few discussions with executives in the meat packing industry about inventory optimization. At issue is the following scenario: Most meat companies ship the majority of their meats towards … Continue reading

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