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Saturday Morning Science

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Optimizing food service production planning to minimize food waste (without leaving everyone hungry!)

Ronald McGarvey
Assistant Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Truman School of Public Affairs
University of Missouri

Food service operations in an all-you-care-to-eat environment need to consider two conflicting objectives: a desire to reduce overproduction food waste (and its corresponding environmental impacts), and an aversion to shortfalls (in which some customer demands go unsatisfied). We’ll show how operations research concepts can be used to help decision makers address the efficient allocation of scarce resources to achieve stated objectives (i.e., how to operationalize the basic economic question of life).

Details

Date:
December 9
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://bondlsc.missouri.edu/saturday-morning-science/about/

Venue

Bond Life Sciences Center
Monsanto Auditorium, 1201 Rollins Street
Columbia, MO 65211 United States
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Phone:
5738820093
Website:
https://bondlsc.missouri.edu/