FRUITFUL : integrated supply-chain information system for fruit produce between South Africa and the Netherlands

J.J. Polderdijk, F.E. van Dyk, D. Ferreira, G.W. Guis, S. Keller

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

    Abstract

    South-African and Dutch research institutes and business partners collaborated in several pilot projects for improving logistical performance and quality performance to strengthen the market position of South-African fruit after deregulation of the domestic market. Based on participatory problem assessment, it was concluded that major bottlenecks for realizing fully integrated exchange of information were far less of a the technical nature (hardware and software), but had to do with the cost side and the `human¿ nature, e.g., education, procedures, data accuracy, mistrust, competition, institutional capacities and organization. Pilots were conducted to improve inter-company planning, coordination and information exchange, and to enhance the role of the government in moving towards standardization.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe agro-food chains and networks for development
    EditorsR. Ruben, M. Slingerland, H. Nijhoff
    Place of PublicationBerlin [etc.]
    Pages129-140
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Publication series

    NameWageningen UR Frontis Series
    PublisherSpringer
    Numbervol. 14

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'FRUITFUL : integrated supply-chain information system for fruit produce between South Africa and the Netherlands'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this