Developing A Model to Determine the Optimum Production in Milk and Dairy Products Manufacturing Industry Emphasizing On Raw Materials Supply Chain (The Case of Mahabad Shevin Company)
Abstract: The aim of the present study is to develop a model for determining the optimal capacity of production in milk and dairy industries companies indicating on raw materials supply chain in Shevin Company in an attempt to achieve the maximum profit sing linear planning techniques. The study is applied and descriptive in terms of the goal and quality of data collection, respectively. The reason of being applied is that the implications if the research result are employed to improve the product planning of production unit. The decision-making variables having to do with linear planning model involves types of buttermilk, yoghurt, and produced milk. To answer the linear planning pertinent to the problem of determining optimal combination of produced products of the considered unit, LINGO 14 software was utilized. It was found in the present study that the expenses having to with production line, penetration coefficient, available capital, raw materials of buttermilk, raw materials of milk, mil advertisements, buttermilk distribution, and produced wastes are higher than needed. Also, the optimum value of the target function is 249556.7.