Resource-Efficient Agri-Food Supply Chains: Setting the Research Agenda
Pp. 161-172 (12)
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.
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.
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