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Title: An overview of resilience factors in food supply chains
Authors: Stone, Jamie
Rahimifard, S.
Woolley, Elliot
Keywords: Resilience
Food supply chains
Sustainability
Global food security
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ESEE
Citation: STONE, J., RAHIMIFARD, S. and WOOLLEY, E., 2015. An overview of resilience factors in food supply chains. Presented at the 11th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Leeds, 30th June- 3rd July.
Abstract: Food supply chains face a number of unique vulnerabilities compared to other supply chains and there is concern that, as operating environment volatility increases, current “lean” supply chain management strategies may no longer be fit for purpose. There is a need to manage food supply chains in such a way that a return to the original state, or preferably an improved state, after being disturbed is possible. However, whilst the literature reveals a relatively large amount of work on resilience in supply chain management, there is poor consensus over how to define and implement a system of resilience, particularly one which takes into account food specific vulnerabilities. In response, this paper explores the current complexity of food supply chains, highlighting key dependencies, failure modes and key performance indicators. It then examines the interdependencies between capabilities and vulnerabilities in allowing balanced resilience and presents a framework to bring together and aid understanding of these factors across food supply chains.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19826
Publisher Link: http://www.esee2015.org/page/7/home/
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