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versión impresa ISSN 0120-3592
GUTIERREZ FRANCO, Édgar; CADENA MONROY, Ángela Inés; MONTOYA, Jairo y PALACIOS, Fernando. Methodology of optimization for decisionmaking in the biodiesel supply network in Colombia. Cuad. Adm. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.43, pp. 59-87. ISSN 0120-3592.
This article proposes a methodology for decision-making based on deterministic and stochastic optimization models to design the network for the supply of palm oil and biodiesel in Colombia. It takes account of the projections of technology available to the transportation sector in scenarios of probabilities associated with the demand for biodiesel in each period of the planning horizon. A base scenario is used to determine the opening of bio-refineries, production plans, optimum flows of raw material and finished products through the network, and the percentage of demand met. This methodology is a flexible took that allows lines of action to be defined depending on the conditions of the supply network, supporting strategic and tactical decision-making.
Palabras llave : Biodiesel; supply chain; optimization; scenario analysis; planning.