Quality controlled logistics in vegetable supply chain networks: how can an individual batch reach an individual consumer in hte optimal state?

R.E. Schouten, O. van Kooten, J.G.A.J. van der Vorst, W.J. Marcelis, P.A. Luning

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Abstract

Western-European consumers have become demanding on product availability in retail outlets and vegetable attributes such as quality, integrity, safety. When (re)designing vegetable supply chain networks one has to take these demands into consideration, next to traditional efficiency and responsiveness requirements. In post¬harvest research, much attention has been paid to quality decay modelling and the development of Time-Temperature Indicators to individually monitor the temperature conditions of vegetables throughout distribution. This paper discusses opportunities to use time-dependent product quality information in supply chain/logistics decision making to improve the design of vegetable supply chain networks. If product quality in each step of the supply chain can be predicted, product flows based on availability predictions can be controlled and better chain designs can be established. A case is presented to illustrate the value of this innovative concept of Quality Controlled Logistics through a Dutch tomato chain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Internatioanl Congress on Science and Horticulture for people (IHC2010)
EditorsE. Rosa, P.C. Tavares de Melo
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherISHS
Pages45-52
Volume936
ISBN (Print)9789066054943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational symposium on quality-chain management of fresh vegetables: from Fork to Farm -
Duration: 22 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational symposium on quality-chain management of fresh vegetables: from Fork to Farm
Period22/08/1027/08/10

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    Schouten, R. E., van Kooten, O., van der Vorst, J. G. A. J., Marcelis, W. J., & Luning, P. A. (2012). Quality controlled logistics in vegetable supply chain networks: how can an individual batch reach an individual consumer in hte optimal state? In E. Rosa, & P. C. Tavares de Melo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Internatioanl Congress on Science and Horticulture for people (IHC2010) (Vol. 936, pp. 45-52). ISHS. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.936.4