Quality and co-ordination in supply chains - the case of pork chains in the Netherlands

P.M. Wognum, M. Wever

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To satisfy consumer demands co-ordination between member organisations of a supply chain is necessary. Various co-ordination mechanisms exist, like standardisation of products or processes, quality management systems, chain integrators, or inter-organisational information systems. In this paper we will investigate which type of co-ordination mechanisms are suitable to use in connection with particular quality choices. Our approach is tested for two rather different pork chains in The Netherlands: one large, open, chain, and one small, closed, chain. A research agenda is proposed for investigating similar relationships in other chains in Europe. By relating such relationships to performance cross-border knowledge exchange and learning is made possible. The work is part of the FP6 Integrated Project Q-Porkchains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, Lisbon, Portugal, 23 - 25 June, 2008
EditorsK-D Thoben, K.S. Pawar, R. Goncalves
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780853582441
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventICE2008 -
Duration: 23 Jun 200825 Jun 2008



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