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Title: Utilisation of Internet of Things to improve resource efficiency of food supply chains
Authors: Jagtap, Sandeep
Rahimifard, Shahin
Keywords: Internet of Things
Food supply chain
Resource efficiency
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: CEUR-WS.org © The Authors
Citation: JAGTAP, S. and RAHIMIFARD, S., 2017. Utilisation of Internet of Things to improve resource efficiency of food supply chains. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment (HAICTA 2017), Chania, Crete, Greece​, 21st-24th September 2017.
Abstract: The food sector is increasingly facing significant challenges throughout the supply chain to become more resource efficient. In this context, three critical areas of focus are the reduction of food waste, energy, and water consumption. One of the key factors identified as an obstacle to improving resource efficiency is the lack of suitable capabilities to collect, exchange and share real-time data among various stakeholders. Having such capabilities would provide improved awareness and visibility of resource use and help make better decisions that drive overall productivity of the supply chain. The principle concept of the ‘Internet of Things' (IoT) has been used in several applications to improve overall monitoring, planning, and management of supply chain activities. This paper explores the feasibility of adopting such IoT concepts to improve the resource efficiency of food supply chains. An IoTbased framework is proposed to support the incorporation of relevant data into supply chain decision-making models for the reduction of food waste, energy and water consumption.
Description: This conference paper is closed access until it is published.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food [Reference: EP/K030957/1].
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26824
Publisher Link: http://ceur-ws.org/
ISSN: 1613-0073
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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