Food supply chain planning, auditing and performance analysis
A.J. Thomas, University of Wales Newport, UK
Y. Wang and A. Potter, Cardiff University, UK
The food supply chain has faced significant uncertainties over recent years leading to a heightened interest in effective supply chain management within the industry. By considering the four key systems inputs integral to a supply chain (those of demand, supply, process and control) a company can take action first to stabilise supply chain performance and second to improve its effectiveness and operational capabilities by reducing uncertainty within the chain. This chapter outlines the key drivers and uncertainties that exist within a food supply chain and describes ...