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Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics

From Farm to Fork

Samir Dani

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Understand how food gets to the table with this comprehensive overview of the design, governance, innovations, and future challenges of the food supply chain.

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About the book

With the growth of the food industry come unique logistics challenges, new supply routes, demand dynamics and investment re-shaping the future of the food logistics industry. It is therefore important for the food industry to innovate both with regards to demand management and sustainability of food sources for a growing population. Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics provides an accessible and essential guide to food supply chain management, considering the food supply chain from 'farm to fork'. Samir Dani shows the reader how to stay ahead of the game by keeping abreast of global best practice, harnessing the very latest technology and squeezing efficiency and profit from increasingly complex supply chains.

Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics covers essential topics in food supply chain management, including: food supply chain production and manufacturing; food logistics; food regulation, safety and quality; food sourcing; food retailing; risk management; food innovation; technology trends; food sector and economic regeneration; challenges in International food supply chains; triple bottom-line trends in the food sector; food security and future challenges. Samir Dani was awarded the 2015 Prix des Associations for writing this book which has been commended for its comprehensive coverage of the design, governance, supporting mechanisms and future challenges in the food supply chain.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction to food supply chains;
  • Section - ONE: Food production;
    • Chapter - 02: Food production;
    • Chapter - 03: Food manufacturing;
  • Section - TWO: Operational challenges;
    • Chapter - 04: Food retailing;
    • Chapter - 05: Food logistics;
    • Chapter - 06: Challenges in international food supply chains;
    • Chapter - 07: Collaboration and relationships;
    • Chapter - 08: Food sourcing and procurement;
    • Chapter - 09: Risk management;
    • Chapter - 10: Technology trends in food supply chains;
  • Section - THREE: Sustainability and future challenges;
    • Chapter - 11: Food regulation, safety and quality;
    • Chapter - 12: Food innovation;
    • Chapter - 13: Sustainability challenges in food supply chains;
    • Chapter - 14: Food sector and economic regeneration;
    • Chapter - 15: Food security and future challenges


The book offers a comprehensive overview of logistics and supply chain management in the food industry. Given the criticality of food supply chains and the risk if not managed properly, managers in the food and adjacent industries will greatly benefit from the thorough analysis. The end-to-end view of food supply chains is well-covered. The topical cases examples relate the discussion to practice and are a great source for teaching.
Professor Stephan M. Wagner, Chair of Logistics Management and Director Executive MBA at the ETH Zurich

The food and drink supply chain is a complex place, and the inherent risks are many. Samir has provided an insightful overview of these, supported by relevant case studies, to make this an essential text for anyone involved in food and drink production and distribution.
Steve Osborn, Principal Consultant, The Aurora Ceres Partnership Ltd.

The food and drink supply chain is a complex place with many challenges and risks. Samir has provided a perceptive overview of food supply chains and their operations, including topics on innovation and sustainability. This book contains interesting case studies and is an essential read for anyone involved in food and drink production, distribution and retail.
Praful Talera, Managing Director, Dynamics Logistics India

International food supply chains are complex and fraught with risks. This book provides an end to end view of food supply chains and logistics; and highlights the challenges faced by international food supply chains. The comprehensive treatment of relevant topics and recent case examples will be extremely beneficial to both practitioners and academics.
Priyesh Patel, Managing Director, Cofresh Snack Foods Ltd

A must-read for everybody who wants to address one of the cardinal challenges of humanity: the supply of food. Comprehensive, well researched and rich in up-to date cases.
Professor Constantin Blome, Professor of Operations Management, University of Sussex

A very comprehensive book covering food supply chains - from farm to fork - from all perspectives, including logistics, technology, regulation & safety as well as innovation and sustainability. I particularly liked the case studies, which raise and address important contemporary issues.
Professor Samir K Srivastava, Chairman of Research Strategy and Policy Committee, and Professor or Operations Management at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics covers the entire [food supply chain] journey exploring innovations along the way. A thorough read for those wanting to know about types of food chains, current legislation and challenges facing the sector. Read this if you want to know where your food comes from, whether it's sustainably produced or for an in-depth overview of food production and the retail sector.
Supply Management

The food and drink supply chain comes with its own unique logistics and regulatory challenges. This book analyzes the design and governance of the global food supply chain, and examines the support mechanisms that exist to overcome challenges and make sure food safely reaches the consumer's plate.
Inbound Logistics

[A]n eye-opening look at the complexity and criticality associated with feeding people the world over. Right from the outset, the book considers each topic in the context of a balance between advancements and opportunities and the consequences of failure, corruption, and manipulation.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749473648
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2015
  • Paperback
  • Format: 232x156
  • 280 pages

About the Author

Samir Dani is Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Head of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management at the University of Huddersfield. He has experience of leading and working on various research projects in a diverse range of management and supply chain related topics. He has experience of working on projects related to food supply chain risks, food sustainability and food value chains. Professor Dani has published widely and has presented to both academic and practitioner audiences. He has also worked in the manufacturing sector.

Samir Dani

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