Optimisation of the food dairy coop supply chain

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dc.contributor.advisor Enright, Patrick en
dc.contributor.advisor O'Connor, Declan en
dc.contributor.advisor Keane, Michael en
dc.contributor.advisor Shalloo, Laurence en
dc.contributor.author Quinlan, Carrie Brigid
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-18T15:23:18Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-18T15:23:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.date.submitted 2013
dc.identifier.citation Quinlan, C. B. 2013. Optimisation of the food dairy coop supply chain. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 277
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1197
dc.description.abstract In the European Union under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) milk production was restricted by milk quotas since 1984. However, due to recent changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), milk quotas will be abolished by 2015. Therefore, the European dairy sector will soon face an opportunity, for the first time in a generation, to expand. Numerous studies have shown that milk production in Ireland will increase significantly post quotas (Laepple and Hennessy (2010), Donnellan and Hennessy (2007) and Lips and Reider (2005)). The research in this thesis explored milk transport and dairy product processing in the Irish dairy processing sector in the context of milk quota removal and expansion by 2020. In this study a national milk transport model was developed for the Irish dairy industry, the model was used to examine different efficiency factors in milk transport and to estimate milk transport costs post milk quota abolition. Secondly, the impact of different milk supply profiles on milk transport costs was investigated using the milk transport model. Current processing capacity in Ireland was compared against future supply, it was concluded that additional milk processing capacity would not be sufficient to process the additional milk. Thirdly, the milk transport model was used to identify the least cost locations (based on transport costs) to process the additional milk supply in 2020. Finally, an optimisation model was developed to identify the optimum configuration for the Irish dairy processing sector in 2020 taking cognisance of increasing transport costs and decreasing processing costs. en
dc.description.sponsorship Teagasc (Walsh fellowship) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Carrie Quinlan en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Dairy industry en
dc.subject Optimisation en
dc.subject Milk transport en
dc.subject Dairy processing costs en
dc.subject Linear program model en
dc.subject.lcsh Milk trade--European Union countries en
dc.subject.lcsh Dairying--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Milk--Transportation en
dc.subject.lcsh Dairy products industry--Government policy en
dc.title Optimisation of the food dairy coop supply chain en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Food Science and Technology) en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.check.info Please note that Chapter 9 (pp.225-261) is currently unavailable due to a restriction requested by the author. en
dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Teagasc en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Food Business and Development en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Not applicable en
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