Food supply chain network robustness : a literature review and research agenda

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Abstract

Today’s business environment is characterized by challenges of strong global competition where companies tend to achieve leanness and maximum responsiveness. However, lean supply chain networks (SCNs) become more vulnerable to all kind of disruptions. Food SCNs have to become robust, i.e. they should be able to continue to function in the event of disruption as well as in normal business environment. Current literature provides no explicit clarification related to robustness issue in food SCN context. This paper explores the meaning of SCN robustness and highlights further research directions
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen University
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameWorking paper / Mansholt Graduate School : Discussion paper
PublisherWageningen University

Keywords

  • food chains
  • food production
  • supply chain management
  • logistics

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    Vlajic, J. V., Hendrix, E. M. T., & van der Vorst, J. G. A. J. (2008). Food supply chain network robustness : a literature review and research agenda. (Working paper / Mansholt Graduate School : Discussion paper). Wageningen University. https://edepot.wur.nl/24056