Requirements of supply chain management in differentiating European pork chains

J.H. Trienekens, P.M. Wognum

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This paper summarizes results obtained by research into pork chain management in the EU Integrated Project Q-Porkchains. Changing demands for intrinsic and extrinsic quality attributes of pork products impact the way supply chain management should be organized from the farmer down to the consumer. The paper shows the importance of Quality Management Systems for integrating supply chains and enhancing consumer confidence. The paper also presents innovations in information system integration for aligning information exchange in the supply chain and logistics concepts based on innovative measurement technologies at the slaughterhouse stage. In the final section research challenges towards sustainable pork supply chains satisfying current consumer demands are presented
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-726
JournalMeat Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • consumer perception
  • food quality
  • safety


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