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Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Understanding the Challenges of Production, Operation and Sustainability in the Food Industry

Understand how food makes it from farm to table with this guide to the food supply chain, its innovations and challenges.
EAN: 9781398600126
Edition: 2
Published:
Format: 234x156
344 pages

About the book

First edition WINNER: ACA-Bruel 2015 - Prix des Associations

Food supply chains are integral in ensuring that food makes it from the farm to the table. Understanding how these operate has never been more important.

The new edition of Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics is the guide to all aspects of food supply chains. This book examines food production, operational challenges and the future challenges of the industry and sustainability. The emergence of new technologies, which are key in increasing the efficiency of processes, such as blockchain and data analytics, are discussed. As are wider trends including veganism and local sourcing.

Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics embeds learning using case studies from Cargill, Nestlé and Starbucks. This book is structured to provide readers with an understanding of the basics of food supply chain management and logistics before expanding the scope to cover more a range of topics. Online resources include lecture slides, additional case studies and test questions.

About the authors

Samir Dani is Professor of Operations Management and Deputy Director of Keele Business School at Keele University, UK. He engages widely with industry and has research interests in supply chain risks, sustainability in supply chains, and the use of technology and business models. He works with the food sector on projects related to food supply risks, food sustainability, and food ecosystems. He has published widely and has presented his research to both academic and practitioner audiences.

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 and the latest developments how digital technologies can support food supply chains are 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 HumOSCM Lab at the ETH Zurich