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Published on February 29, 2008

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The Community FoodBank of New Jersey Supermarket Donation Program:  The Community FoodBank of New Jersey Supermarket Donation Program Case Studies in Operations Research Prof. Michael Rothkopf Namrata Bedi Konrad Borys Hambir Chavan Nadia Farooq Indira Gazula Nithin Kotla Gabor Rudolf Jose Torres Objective:  Objective Give Projections for: Required number of truck outings Total amount of meat collected Average number of pallets in truck per trip Total cost of pickup schemes Unit cost of meat per pound of the pickup schemes Develop a cost efficient routing and scheduling strategy for the collection of donated products for the Stop & Shop Chain Pilot Program:  Pilot Program Stop & Shop stores participating Dayton, Monmouth Junction, Franklin Park, Somerset and Watchung April 19, 23, 27, 30 Time window for Pickups: 10am and 2pm Pilot Program Route:  Pilot Program Route Pilot Program in Pictures:  Pilot Program in Pictures Data Collected:  Data Collected Quantity of food collected Travel time Loading time Fuel consumption Observations:  Observations Average time spent at each store was 36 min Due to food inspections Should lower to 15 to 20 min/store The actual travel time is about 40% greater than that estimated from Mapquest. Breaks during the pickup time window caused inconvenience. Unfrozen food at certain locations indicates possible drawbacks of longer interval between pickups. Slide8:  Clusters and Routing for Stop & Shop Projections with Weekly Pickups:  Projections with Weekly Pickups Pickups Biweekly Vs Weekly:  Pickups Biweekly Vs Weekly PROS Lower operational costs Higher utilization of space on trucks CONS Possible loss of food due to improper collection methods Inconvenience due to lack of storage space Reduces Total cost by about 50% Reduces Unit cost of by 35% to 45% Reduces total food collected by 10% to 20% Factors affecting Unit Cost:  Factors affecting Unit Cost Time Window for Pickups Factors Affecting Unit Cost:  Factors Affecting Unit Cost A 30 Min lunch break increases cost by approximately 10% and the number of truck outings by 12%. Questions & Comments:  Questions & Comments orgroupies@yahoogroups.com Scale Up Model:  Scale Up Model Divided NJ into 7 sections Assumed that density of stores remains the same as in Middlesex county Calculated the average time between two stores while considering Stop&Shop 3 chains(Stop&Shop,Shoprite,Wegmans) 5chains(Stop&Shop,Shoprite,Wegmans,Pathmark,A&P) nj

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