A goal programming approach for food product distribution of small and medium enterprises

Nasruddin Hassan, Zuraini Ayop

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Abstract

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) is now an emerging industry in Malaysia. Frozen food products are in high demand but not all demands can be met due to certain limiting factors. This study is undertaken to develop a goal programming model in order to optimize the customers' demands of a SME company producing frozen foods. A pre-emptive goal programming model is formulated with three objectives. These are maximizing the total distribution of five products of frozen foods to three different locations, maximizing total profits and minimizing the total manufacturing costs using LINDO 6.1 as the optimizer solver. The first objective was achieved, albeit not fully. Nonetheless, the second and third objectives were fully achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Environmental Biology
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Keywords

  • Frozen foods
  • Goal programming
  • Small and medium enterprise

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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A goal programming approach for food product distribution of small and medium enterprises. / Hassan, Nasruddin; Ayop, Zuraini.

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