Synchronisation et optimisation de la chaîne d'approvisionnement dans le domaine de la production de volailles

Authors: Martins, Monica
Advisor: Coelho, Leandro C.Renaud, Jacques
Abstract: The poultry industry faces a strong growth in the last decades. In Québec, poultry producers are organized in associations within a complex supply chain. This chain follows the principles of the contract farming in a market based on supply management. The supply management, among other rules, establishes the sales price of poultry to grocery stores. However, there is a specialized market for the poultry where the sale price is not controlled by the supply management. This specialized market gathers the need of fresh poultry for the restaurants and rotisseries. It is much more profitable for the producers to supply this specialized market. The cooperative partner of this research is composed of poultry producers to slaughter and sell their production. This cooperative wants to add value to their owners by increasing participation in the specialized poultry market. However, their products are not always within the required weight. This master thesis presents the case study of the cooperative so that they can enhance their operational processes and have the products within the standard weight established by the specialized market. We propose a solution to this problem by using mathematical programming. The branch-and-bound algorithm is used for obtaining the results. We found a solution for the mathematical formulation proposed for the operational problem. Even though the solution was obtained with an optimization gap of 20%, the cooperative noticed an opportunity to save time on the daily work in its operational process if the solution is adopted. So, the cooperative decided to transform this prototype in a real software for their production planning.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 15 March 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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