Ice Cream Scheduling: Modeling the Intermediate Storage

Martijn A.H. Van Elzakker*, Edwin Zondervan, Cristhian Almeida-Rivera, Ignacio E. Grossmann, Peter M.M. Bongers

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In this work, two problem specific models are developed for the ice cream scheduling problem. These models are based on product type dedicated time slots and more efficient methods of handling the intermediate inventory limitations. The first model aggregates the intermediate inventory tanks and the second model directly relates the time slots of the packing and the mixing stages. Both models are shown to be computationally more efficient than a general RTN model using two example problems. All three models are based on a unit specific continuous time approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-919
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - Porto Carras Resort, Chalkidiki, Greece
Duration: 29 May 20111 Jun 2011


  • Ice cream production
  • Intermediate storage
  • Scheduling


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