Intelligent agrifood chains and networks

Bourlakis, Michael, Vlachos, Ilias and Zeimpekis, Vasileios (2011) Intelligent agrifood chains and networks. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 9781405182997

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Abstract

Food has a fundamental position in society, ensuring health, happiness and political stability. Consequently, the management of food chains and networks is one of the most important aspects of the modern food industry. Yet food is difficult to handle along long supply chains, with a limited window for storage and handling time, and the risk of spoiling if incorrectly handled or processed. These issues can lead to logistical problems that can severely affect product quality and freshness.

Intelligent Agrifood Chains and Networks offers a timely discussion of the current state of food logistics, and indicates the major ICT problems that can occur during production, warehousing, transportation and retailing. Emphasis is given to new technologies and intelligent systems that are able to process time-dependent information, handle emergencies, and support logistics operations in food management. In particular, the authors show how telematics and RFID can be implemented in the supply chain. The book also includes real-life case studies, in which actual food logistics problems and their solutions are presented, demonstrating how systemic and logistics approaches may be combined.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D600 Food and Beverage studies
N200 Management studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/8290

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