Programming Optimization of Roasted Coffee Production in a Coffee Roasting Company

  • Joaquín H. Giraldo H.Email author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This work focuses on the development of a methodology to support the planning of aggregated production within a roasted coffee industrializing company. The methodology involves optimization techniques and computational tools for the assigning of lots to roasting lines while minimizing total costs and fulfilling the specifications of the process.


Production programming Coffee roasting process Optimization model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de AntioquiaMedellínColombia

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