sustainable food supply chains

Sustainable Food Supply Chains
Author: Riccardo Accorsi
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-06-12
Pages: 394
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies provides integrated and practicable solutions that aid planners and entrepreneurs in the design and optimization of food production-distribution systems and operations and drives change toward sustainable food ecosystems. With synthesized coverage of the academic literature, this book integrates the quantitative models and tools that address each step of food supply chain operations to provide readers with easy access to support-decision quantitative and practicable methods. Broken into three parts, the book begins with an introduction and problem statement. The second part presents quantitative models and tools as an integrated framework for the food supply chain system and operations design. The book concludes with the presentation of case studies and applications focused on specific food chains. Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies will be an indispensable resource for food scientists, practitioners and graduate students studying food systems and other related disciplines. Contains quantitative models and tools that address the interconnected areas of the food supply chain Synthesizes academic literature related to sustainable food supply chains Deals with interdisciplinary fields of research (Industrial Systems Engineering, Food Science, Packaging Science, Decision Science, Logistics and Facility Management, Supply Chain Management, Agriculture and Land-use Planning) that dominate food supply chain systems and operations Includes case studies and applications

Supply Chain Management For Sustainable Food Networks
Author: Eleftherios Iakovou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Pages: 328
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An interdisciplinary framework for managing sustainable agrifood supply chains Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Food Networks provides an up-to-date and interdisciplinary framework for designing and operating sustainable supply chains for agri-food products. Focus is given to decision-making procedures and methodologies enabling policy-makers, managers and practitioners to design and manage effectively sustainable agrifood supply chain networks. Authored by high profile researchers with global expertise in designing and operating sustainable supply chains in the agri-food industry, this book: Features the entire hierarchical decision-making process for managing sustainable agrifood supply chains. Covers knowledge-based farming, management of agricultural wastes, sustainability, green supply chain network design, safety, security and traceability, IT in agrifood supply chains, carbon footprint management, quality management, risk management and policy- making. Explores green supply chain management, sustainable knowledge-based farming, corporate social responsibility, environmental management and emerging trends in agri-food retail supply chain operations. Examines sustainable practices that are unique for agriculture as well as practices that already have been implemented in other industrial sectors such as green logistics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Food Networks provides a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, regulators and C-level executives that deal with strategic decision-making. Post-graduate students in the field of agriculture sciences, engineering, operations management, logistics and supply chain management will also benefit from this book.

Nourishing Networks
Author: Dirk Roep
Publisher:
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 176
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"This book offers an empirically grounded perspective into the creation of sustainable food supply chains and networks. Building upon experiences from seven different European countries, this book presents a rich diversity of examples of food supply chain initiatives. From this diversity of experiences fourteen valuable lessons are drawn that are applicable to a wide range of different conditions and contexts."--Editor.

Food Supply Chains In Cities
Author: Emel Aktas
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release Date: 2020-05-23
Pages: 368
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book analyses the food sector which has economic and political significance for all countries. A highly fragmented and heavily regulated sector, it has become increasingly complex owing to globalisation and geographical decoupling of production and consumption activities. The urban population of the world has grown from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014 and more than 70% of the population is anticipated to be living in urban areas by 2050. Food supply chains play a vital role in feeding the world’s most populous cities, whilst underpinning transportation, storage, distribution, and waste management activities for the sustainability of the urban environment. That is why this book presents the latest research on food supply chain management with a focus on urbanisation. The contributions involve food distribution in cities, food waste minimisation, and food security with a focus on models and approaches to achieve more sustainable and circular food supply chains.

Sustaining Food Supply Chains
Author: J. S. C. Wiskerke
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Pages: 220
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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As climate change becomes a more widespread concern amongst consumers, there has been a recent 'turn' towards a demand for sustainability in food supply chains. Illustrated with empirical case studies from across Europe, this book provides an overview of the emergence, development and growth of new sustainable food chains.

Food Supply Chain Management
Author: Madeleine Pullman
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Pages: 312
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Food Supply Chain Management: Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives is very different from parts supply chain management as can be seen from the increasing health, safety and environmental concerns that are increasingly garnering the public’s attention about different food supply chain problems. Food supply chain managers face very different environments. For example, there are very specific regulations from government bodies such as FDA or US Department of Agriculture, commodity subsidy programs, ever-changing trade policies, or increasing trends with intense public interest such as sustainability or bioengineering. While the popular press has written extensively about certain food supply chain issues, these books focus on health effects, specific supply chain practices (buy local vs. commodity supply chain), agricultural policy impacts, and problems in the modern food supply chain. Food Supply Chain Management covers the food supply chain comprehensively, and is appropriate for a business student audience and students in agriculture business, natural resources and food science.

Gender And Food Loss In Sustainable Food Value Chains
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Release Date: 2018-06-26
Pages: 56
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This publication aims to help policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners to conceptualize the nexus between gender equality and food loss while offering practical guidance on and tools for integrating gender concerns into the planning and implementation of food loss studies and reduction strategies and interventions. By linking key concepts from gender-sensitive value chain development and the issue of food loss, it emerges that gender inequalities affect the overall efficiency of the food value chain and generate a poor performance that may cause produce to be removed from the chain. The publication provides critical information and entry points for food loss reduction interventions that improve the way women and men participate in and benefit from food production.

Policies For High Quality  Safe  And Sustainable Food Supply In The Greater Mekong Subregion
Author: Thomas R. D. Weaver
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
Release Date: 2019-05-01
Pages: 276
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book presents research into the production of safe, high-quality, and environmentally friendly agriculture products in the Greater Mekong Subregion. It also explores the actions and policy options that could be pursued. Three themes are examined: Improving Food Safety and Quality; Inclusive and Sustainable, Safe and Environment-Friendly Agriculture Products; and Value Chains for Safe and Environment-Friendly Agriculture Products. This aligns with the ASEAN Economic Community blueprint, which calls for the creation of a single market and production base for food, agriculture, forestry; and integration of the region into the global economy.

Competition And Efficiency In International Food Supply Chains
Author: John Williams
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 260
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"This book examines an array of different distortions that are causing food supply chain dysfunction in many countries. It outlines the underlying changes that are currently occurring, which will have an influence on the direction of future food supply chains, and provides some solutions to the current food security problem"--

Sustainable Food And Beverage Industries
Author: Gabriela Ionescu
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Pages: 318
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This new compendium volume looks the sustainable food and beverage industry from a variety of perspectives. The chapters included are broken into seven sections, which describe the following topics: an overview of food production and supply chains; the dairy industry; the meat industry; the coff

Food Supply Chain Management And Logistics
Author: Samir Dani
Publisher:
Release Date: 2021-06-29
Pages: 320
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Understand how food makes it from farm to table with this guide to the food supply chain, its innovations and challenges.

Ethical And Sustainable Supply Chain Management In A Global Context
Author: Akkucuk, Ulas
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2019-04-26
Pages: 352
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The global supply chain creates environmental and social burdens during different stages of production and distribution. Ethical and sustainable practices along the supply chain seek to minimize these burdens and ensure fair labor practices, lower emissions, and a cleaner environment. Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain Management in a Global Context uses cases, qualitative studies, empirical results, and analyses of legal frameworks to focus on ethics and sustainability as they relate to the management of global supply chains. Featuring research on topics such as production planning, consumer awareness, and labor laws, this book is ideally designed for managers, policymakers, professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of sustainable development and related disciplines including marketing, economics, finance, operations management, supply chain management, environmental science, and waste management.

Sustainable Supply Chains  Strategies  Issues  And Models
Author: Usha Ramanathan
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release Date: 2020-07-17
Pages: 311
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book discusses supply chain issues and models with examples from actual case studies. Recent advances in sustainability, supply chains and technologies have brought promising potential for the management of sustainable global and local supply chains. While most of the current literature seem to consider developments in the field of sustainable supply chains and in the field of Industry 4.0 as two distinct entities, this book attempts to explore the synergy in bringing these two distinct fields together. The book features chapters on management of sustainability and industry 4.0 on supply chains as a whole, with several case studies on issues related to the application of sustainable supply chains in specific application sectors. They employ mathematical modeling and statistical analyses, as well as descriptive qualitative studies. They cover a range of application areas including multiple sectors (restaurant, manufacturing, logistics, furniture, food and insurance), domains (supply chains, logistics, marketing, and reverse logistics) and multiple country contexts (UK and India). The potential links between sustainability and the recent technological innovations from Industry 4.0 have been explored in detail. The book offers a valuable tool for managerial decision-making on the current practice and future potential on the use of Industry 4.0 tools for sustainable supply chains to facilitate competitive advantage with case studies in various industry sectors. In addition, some intriguing mathematical models will appeal to students and researchers interested in modeling the logistics process and the application of evolutionary game theory for integrating the social and economic aspects of sustainable supply chains. Some of these supply chain issues have been addressed in a previous book by the Editors.

Organizing Supply Chain Processes For Sustainable Innovation In The Agri Food Industry
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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Pages: 352
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book explores the challenges of sustainable agri-food supply chains. It presents and discusses nine cases of organizational innovation, covering different phases of food production and facing different challenges, by proposing alternative models to the traditional paradigm of scale and leverage to design supply chain in these industries.

Saving Food
Author: Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-06-01
Pages: 426
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Saving Food: Production, Supply Chain, Food Waste and Food Consumption presents the latest developments on food loss and waste. Emphasis is placed on global issues, the environmental impacts of food consumption and wasted food, wasted nutrients, raising awareness via collaborative networks and actions, the effect of food governance and policy in food losses, promotion of sustainable food consumption, food redistribution, optimizing agricultural practices, the concept of zero waste, food security and sustainable land management, optimizing food supply and cold chains, food safety in supply chain management, non-thermal food processing/preservation technologies, food waste prevention/reduction, food waste valorization and recovery. Intended to be a guide for all segments of the food industry aiming to adapt or further develop zero waste strategies, this book analyzes the problem of food waste from every angle and provides critical information on how to minimize waste. Describes all aspects related to saving food and food security, including raising awareness, food redistribution actions, food policy and framework, food conservation, cold chain, food supply chain management, food waste reduction and valorization Guides all segments of the industry on how to employ zero waste strategies Analyzes key issues to create a pathway to solutions

The Role Of Biotechnology In A Sustainable Food Supply
Author: Jennie S. Popp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Pages: 296
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"This publication addresses the role of biotechnology in a sustainable food supply in the 21st century. What sets this book apart is the thread that connects the broad subject matters and diverse author group. The chapters focus on the challenges, opportunities, success stories, barriers and risks associated with biotechnology. Authors are experts from around the world with broad backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. They include experts in the international aid and development, leaders in the developments and use of biotechnology in food applications, experts in food safety and risk associated with the use of biotechnology, and leaders in cosidering social, political and ethical issues surrounding the use of technology. The greatest strength of this book is the experitise and professional respect held by our authors and their diversity"--

Environmental Sustainability In Asian Logistics And Supply Chains
Author: Xiaohong Liu
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Pages: 276
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book gathers together invited presentations from the 12th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS2017) held in Beijing, China, August 20–23, 2017. The focus of the ICLS2017 was environmental sustainability in logistics and supply chains, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. It addressed a variety of themes in the domains of green logistics and supply chain management (SCM), including green logistics and environmental impact, green SCM and business performance, green operations and optimization, supply chain sustainability, carbon management in logistics, and green SCM and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The editors selected high-quality presentations from the highly successful symposium, and invited the presenters to prepare full chapters for this book in order to disseminate their findings and promote further research collaborations. This timely book sheds new light on the theories and practices associated with greening logistics and SCM in Asia.

Collaboration Behavioural Factors For Sustainable Agri Food Supply Chains  A Systematic Review
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018
Pages:
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Abstract: 3 Meaningful collaboration among heterogeneous stakeholders is essential for achieving sustainability in agri-food supply chains. A substantial amount of research has been focused on examining factors that are critical in shaping characteristics and effectiveness of collaboration in sustainable supply chains from various perspectives. The divergence of such studies and their findings, however, has led to a great proliferation of collaboration behavioural factors proposed. As much as contributing to understanding, different terms and definitions of similar concepts or nature introduced in the literature often also add too much confusion of agri-food supply chain stakeholders in interpreting, evaluating and improving collaboration behaviour. So far, there is lack of a structured analysis on commonalities among those behavioural factors to cluster or consolidate for enhanced clarity and efficiency in assessing and managing collaboration performance toward sustainable agri-food supply chains. Aimed to address such a limitation, this paper applies a systematic review to investigate the landscape of extant literature via the lenses of Resource Dependency Theory and Content Analysis. As a result, 10 key behavioural factors to enable an effective collaboration system for sustainable agri-food supply chain management are identified, which are Joint Efforts, Sharing Activities, Collaboration Value, Adaptation, Trust, Commitment, Power, Continuous Improvement, Coordination and Stability. The findings from this study can be used as a guideline for future research in agri-food supply chain collaboration and help to model and measure collaboration performance more effectively and efficiently. Highlights: Collaboration behavioursis considered as the fundamental aspects to bridging the interaction among stakeholders. A systematic review explores the potential collaborationbehaviours for sustainableagri-food supply chain. Results support the collaboration activities and research in sustainable agri-food supply chain.

Food Supply Chain Management
Author: MADELEINE. WU PULLMAN (ZHAOHUI.)
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2021-03-31
Pages: 304
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This fully updated new edition of a respected text retains the original's comprehensive and practical approach to food supply chain management, and introduces a global perspective and a wide range of new material. More than ever, this is the food supply chain management textbook. With an introduction that speaks to academic and non-academic audiences alike, the second edition of Food Supply Chain Management covers all-new topics such as cold chain management, 'last mile' logistics, blockchain and traceability in the food supply chain, and the implications of global trade and climate change. Case studies examine the farm-to-table movement, sustainable co-ops, and more, with 'quick facts' and mini-cases that are engaging and thought-provoking. This textbook is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of agricultural business, natural resources, and food science, as well as supply chain management students. Supporting online materials include lecture slides, test banks, and instructor manuals.

Sustainable Food Systems
Author: Terry Marsden
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this framework. Building on over ten years of ESRC funded theoretical and empirical research centered at BRASS, it focuses upon the key social, economic and political drivers for creating a more sustainable food system. Themes include: regulation and governance sustainable supply chains public procurement sustainable spatial strategies associated with rural restructuring and re-calibrated urbanised food systems minimising bio-security risk and animal welfare burdens. The book critically explores the linkages between social science research and the evolving food security problems facing the world at a critical juncture in the debates associated with not only food quality, but also its provenance, vulnerability and the inherent unsustainability of current systems of production and consumption. Each chapter examines how the links between research, practice and policy can begin to contribute to more sustainable, resilient and justly distributive food systems which would be better equipped to ‘feed the world’ by 2050.