Delivering performance in food supply chains: an introduction

C. Mena and G. Stevens,     Cranfield University, UK


The aim of this book is to provide a supply chain perspective of the food and drinks industry from farm to fork. The focus is on managing across functions and improving performance by addressing the challenges affecting the industry. The book is targeted at both practitioners and academics who are interested in understanding the key levers of performance in food supply chains. This introductory chapter provides an overview of the scale and structure of the food and drinks supply chain. This is followed by a discussion of the key trends affecting the industry, such as globalisation, price volatility, economic recession, ...

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