By C Mena, G Stevens
Foods and drinks provide chains are advanced, continuously evolving structures, concerning many contributors and half and therefore, enormous demanding situations. This quantity identifies six key demanding situations in handling food and drink provide chains. every one component to the e-book specializes in one. those contain the basic function of courting administration in provide chains, the energetic alignment of provide and insist, assorted methods to powerful and effective technique administration, caliber and security administration, the powerful use of latest applied sciences, and the supply of foodstuff as a sustainable and accountable job.
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The balance of power and the way in which companies choose to exercise that power have substantial implications for the structure and management of the chain. 4 Product diversification Product diversification has also been dramatic in recent years; the average number of products on offer in USA supermarkets increased from 14,145 in 1980 to 49,225 in 1999 (Richards and Hamilton, 2006). These changes have been made possible by developments in food processing, storage, distribution and retailing. © Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010 Delivering performance in food supply chains: an introduction 9 Diversification is generally positive for the consumer, but from a supply chain management perspective it presents many challenges.
Modern chains, on the other hand, are global and complex, offering a vast array of products to cater for the ever-changing needs of consumers. Changes in the food system have brought many benefits for the consumer: economies of scale have helped to keep costs down; quality and hygiene standards ensure food is safe to eat; convenience foods have made cooking easier and quicker; food preservation methods have reduced the need for frequent purchases and allowed the consumption of out-of-season foods; and online shopping has allowed customers to buy food from the convenience of their home (or office).