The project aims to develop a digital production-planning tool for bakeries, which will optimise baking schedules, making them more efficient by reducing energy consumption and food waste.
The product-planning tool will be developed using a ﬂow-shop model and then optimised using innovative evolutionary algorithms, digital twins and artiﬁcial intelligence. This will help to increase economic and energy eﬃciency in bakeries. The tool developed will also take into account consumer preferences in order to minimise food waste.
The project will involve training, consulting and dissemination activities to help SME bakeries to use the tool to adapt their production planning and processes, lowering their production costs as well as their environmental impacts.