Reducing operating costs by integrating a food supply system

Bernardo Villarreal, Ivonne Guerra, Maribel Larrode, Rebeca Capetillo

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Abstract

This paper describes the cost reduction strategy followed by a group of five Mexican restaurant enterprises located in the Monterrey metropolitan area. With this new alliance, a new integrated raw material supply system was required to take advantage of the synergies and economies of scale achieved on raw material acquisition and storage and transportation activities. To determine the new system it was required to define food suppliers, to analyze and determine the distribution scheme and the consolidated ordering and truck scheduling options. The implementation of the system is in initial stages, however current and projected results are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479960651
ISBN (Print)9781479960651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2015
EventIEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding -
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Publication series

NameIEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding

Conference

ConferenceIEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding
Period1/1/15 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 IEEE.

Copyright:
Copyright 2015 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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