Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics: From Farm to Fork

Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics: From Farm to Fork

by Samir Dani

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It is important for the food industry to innovate both with regards to demand management and sustainability of food sources for a growing population.  Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics covers the food supply chain from "farm" to "fork," taking into consideration the various challenges and supporting mechanisms to make sure the food that reaches the consumers' plates is safe. 

This book explores key aspects of food supply chains from a management and social perspective, including:
Food supply chains: production, manufacturing
Food logistics
Food regulation, safety and quality
Food sourcing
Food retailing
Risk management
Food innovation
Technology trends
Food sector and economic regeneration
Challenges in International food supply chains
Triple bottom line trends in the food sector
Food security and future challenges

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749473648
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date: 06/28/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,113,636
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Samir Dani is Head of the Logistics Operations and Hospitality Management program at the University of Huddersfield.  He has experience working on research projects with a diverse range of management issues, from supply chain alignment to leadership to e-commerce.

Table of Contents


01 Introduction to food supply chains
The actors in a food supply chain
Types of food chain
Factors influencing food supply chains
Case example: The milk-processing value chain

Part One Food production

02 Food production
Entities in the agriculture supply chain
Agriculture and poverty alleviation
The barriers to the development of the agri-industry
Future steps for the agriculture sector
Case example: Cargill works with producers on finance and risk management
Case example: Nestlé works with dairy farmers
Case example: ITC Ltd India empowers farmers through technology
Case example: Microfinance models within the food sector

03 Food manufacturing
The importance of food processing
Changing market conditions
Food processing
Food packaging
Inventory management
Food safety
Case example: 3D printing of food

Part Two Operational challenges

04 Food retailing
The retail environment
How does the food reach the consumer?
Online grocery retailing
Challenges to the future of food retailing
Case example: Retailers turning more to ‘dark stores’

05 Food logistics
Movement of food
ICT future trends in agri-food logistics
Packaging in logistics
Temperature-controlled supply chains
Case example: The dabbawala
Case example: The journey of green beans from Kenya to UK supermarkets
Case example: The fresh cut-pineapple supply chain from Ghana

06 Challenges in international food supply chains
International food supply chains
Factors affecting the future of international food systems
Managing challenges in international food supply chains
International politics and food
Case example: The growth of the Brazilian agriculture industry
Case example: The impact of Fukushima disaster on Japanese food exports
Case example: The cucumber fallout between Germany and Spain

07 Collaboration and relationships
Trends in supply chain relationships
Current relationship models within the food sector
Other trends within supply chain collaboration
Case example: Starbucks and collaborative relationship with suppliers

08 Food sourcing and procurement
Sourcing models
Purchasing models
Supplier segmentation
Supplier development
Strategic sourcing
Sustainable procurement
Case example: Mondeléz International
Case example: PepsiCo – responsible and sustainable sourcing

09 Risk management
Risk management and uncertainty
Risks in the supply chain
Risks in the food supply chain
Managing supply chain risks
Managing risks in food supply chains
Case example: China milk scare
Case example: Sudan 1
Case example: Salmonella Typhimurium in peanut butter
Case example: UK horsemeat scandal
Case example: Cadbury Salmonella contamination, 2006

10 Technology trends in food supply chains
Traceability and use of technology
Food production
Food processing in a technological context
Food packaging in a technological context
Food logistics

Part Three Sustainability and future challenges

11 Food regulation, safety and quality
Attributes to consider when designing food supply chains
Food regulation and its effect on safety
Food laws and regulation
Reference standards
Compatibility standards
Private food standards
Other Initiatives within the food supply chains
Case example: EU ban on imports of Indian mangoes
Case example: The horsemeat scandal and food fraud

12 Food innovation
Classification of innovation methods
Innovation systems
Case example: Indian curry in the UK
Product development in food supply chains
Innovations within food supply chains
Case example: Types of functional products
Case example: Detecting counterfeit whisky through the bottle

13 Sustainability challenges in food supply chains
Sustainability – the origins of the idea
Sustainable supply chains
Sustainable food supply chains
Measuring sustainability
Developing sustainability within food supply chains
Case example: Various initiatives within food supply chains
Case example: Just Eggs – recycling egg shells to make filler for plastics

14 Food sector and economic regeneration
Infrastructure development for the food sector
Food hubs
Moving up the value chain
Case example: Food infrastructure in India and new mega food parks
Case example: Rubies in the Rubble
Case example: Development of smallholder agro-processing in Africa

15 Food security and future challenges
Food security
Drivers of change affecting food security
Factors affecting the future of the food supply chain
Balancing demand and supply sustainably
Case example: Partners in Food Solutions
Case example: Coca-Cola and water conservation
Case example: International wheat initiative to improve wheat security

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