Markets, Business and Sustainability

Markets, Business and Sustainability

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Many studies on environmental and business sustainability have been conducted over the last couple of decades. These studies demonstrate that the concept of sustainability management can be applied ...
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Resource-Efficient Agri-Food Supply Chains: Setting the Research Agenda

Pp. 161-172 (12)

Aristides Matopoulos

Abstract

This book chapter analyses specific trends and pressures in agri-food supply chain management in respect to sustainability and resource efficiency. Relevant applications, implementation practices, research implications and challenges are examined in the context of contemporary agri-food supply chains. This analysis will benefit supply chain managers, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders involved with the agri-food sector.

Keywords:

Resource efficiency, resource scarcity, sustainability, agri-food supply chain management, agri-food chains, literature review, Europe 2020 strategy, supply chain governance, logistics, cradle-to-cradle, cradle-to-grave, closed-loop supply chains, supply chain configuration, supply chain mapping techniques, life cycle assessment, carbon footprint, resource efficiency indicators, resource footprint, energy, water, materials, land, waste, food industry, food policy.

Affiliation:

Lecturer in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Engineering Systems & Management Group, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom