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A goal programming approach for farm planning with resources dimensionality

Ortuño Sánchez, María Teresa and Vitoriano Villanueva, Begoña (2011) A goal programming approach for farm planning with resources dimensionality. Annals of Operations Research , 190 (1). 181 -199 . ISSN 0254-5330

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Abstract

Crop production entails many decision making processes aimed at improving productivity and achieving the best yield from scarce resources, which are normally limited. Assuming that there is a certain technical path of tasks to be carried out within a period, and that each task can be done in different ways, the problem addressed in this paper consists of choosing how and when to carry out each one, in such a way that the tasks are scheduled in sequence at the lowest possible cost, taking account of any relations of precedence among them, and in such a way that each task is done within its time window and with the resources being assigned in a feasible way. Time windows are usually defined in a strict way, and thus, if adjusted, can be a cause of infeasibility for some of the problems, implying the need to acquire new resources. Nevertheless, in most cases small deviations from time windows could be acceptable. In this paper a mixed 0-1 programming model to attain the proposed objective is proposed, applying goal programming to model time windows in a more flexible way.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Agricultural planning; Mixed 0-1 programming; Interval goal programming; Management; Models
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Programming languages (Electronic computers)
ID Code:17297
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