Hub Location in Fresh Produce Supply Chains

While demand for locally produced food has increased sharply in recent years, interest in supporting local food systems is rising among Federal, State, and local policymakers. This study explores the idea of endogenous hub location on the fresh produce value chains. To overcome limitations in the literature, we integrate the effect of economies of scale and production seasonality into our models. Three experimental models are designed to assess effect of the application of yearly, seasonal and monthly data on model solutions. We then make explicit comparisons between solutions of models. Although solved using the same method, the three models generate varying solutions and in many respects they lead to different conclusions.

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May 25 2016
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