Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Summer 2014

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Business Administration

First Advisor

Philip C. Jones

Second Advisor

Barrett W. Thomas

Abstract

Sugar mills represent significant capital investments. To maintain appropriate returns on their investment, sugar companies seek to run the mills at capacity over the sugarcane harvest season. Because the sugar content of cane degrades considerably once it is cut, maintaining inventories of cut cane is undesirable. Instead, mills want to coordinate the arrival of cut cane with production. We present exact solution approaches exploiting special structure of the sugarcane harvest logistics problem in Brazil and the United States.

Keywords

Harvest Logistics, Mixed Integer Programming, Sugarcane

Pages

viii, 119 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-119).

Copyright

Copyright 2014 Kamal Lamsal

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