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Topics: Wine / Pages: 37 (9573 words) / Published: Sep 18th, 2014
INFOR, Vol. 51, No. 2, May 2013, pp. 53–63
ISSN 0315-5986|EISSN 1916-0615

Operational Research in the Wine Supply Chain
Luigi Moccia
Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,
Via P. Bucci 41C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy, e-mail: luigi.moccia@icar.cnr.it

Abstract—This article is a survey of operational research contributions to the operational, tactical, and strategic planning of the wine supply chain. It is divided into three parts. The introduction motivates the interest of investigating this research stream. The remaining two parts consider operational, and tacticalstrategic analyses. The article aims at raising awareness amongst the actors of the wine supply chain, as well as operational researchers on the benefits of using quantitative methods on this topic.

Wine supply chain, Wine logistics

Agri-food supply chains are receiving considerable attention from operational researchers Ahumada and Villalobos (2009);
Akkerman et al. (2010). This article reviews operational research contributions to operational, tactical, and strategic planning of the wine supply chain. The reviewed papers consider both production (viticulture, harvesting and winery processes) and post-production activities. Table 1 lists the reviewed literature classified according to the length of the planning horizon, and to the scope of the presented case studies. The number of contributions is balanced between operational and tactical-strategic studies. The reviewed papers mainly present optimization models and algorithms. We also include papers that analyze the state of the practice from an operational research point of view, i.e. prospecting studies, and some papers which assess environmental impacts.
The review is structured as follows. Historical notes on wine logistics and current environmental challenges are discussed in the remainder of this section, and provide the rationale for carrying out

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