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Temperature controlled supply chains call for improved knowledge and shared responsibility

Olsson, Annika LU (2004) 16th Annual Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics : NOFOMA 2004 In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference Nofoma p.569-582
Abstract
In modern industrialised society prepared meals and eating out of home is an increasing phenomenon. This develops new business opportunities for food manufacturers, since they need to create more convenience to the consumers through food that can be prepared and served quickly. However, the new food products require increased quality and safety and thereby more controlled distribution. The issue in distribution of temperature sensitive food is to store, handle and transport products to minimal cost with keeping as much as possible of original quality and shelf life.

The paper describes how the system for distribution of chilled food, from manufacturer to end-user, operates in Sweden, with focus on temperature keeping and shelf... (More)
In modern industrialised society prepared meals and eating out of home is an increasing phenomenon. This develops new business opportunities for food manufacturers, since they need to create more convenience to the consumers through food that can be prepared and served quickly. However, the new food products require increased quality and safety and thereby more controlled distribution. The issue in distribution of temperature sensitive food is to store, handle and transport products to minimal cost with keeping as much as possible of original quality and shelf life.

The paper describes how the system for distribution of chilled food, from manufacturer to end-user, operates in Sweden, with focus on temperature keeping and shelf life. A comparison to the UK is made. The aim is to identify critical points in the food supply chains and to suggest ideas for improvements.

The studied chill chains all show critical points in terms of temperature handling and are in many ways lacking in temperature control. The UK market, however, already has really temperature controlled food supply chains. The paper suggests attitudinal changes towards overall supply chain responsibility, better resource utilisation and increased knowledge among actors. (Less)
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food supply chain, temperature control, chilled distribution, food quality, food safety, packaging logistics
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Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference Nofoma
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Aronsson, Håkan
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569 - 582
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Logistics Management, Linköpings Universitet
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16th Annual Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics : NOFOMA 2004
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The paper describes how the system for distribution of chilled food, from manufacturer to end-user, operates in Sweden, with focus on temperature keeping and shelf life. A comparison to the UK is made. The aim is to identify critical points in the food supply chains and to suggest ideas for improvements.<br/><br>
The studied chill chains all show critical points in terms of temperature handling and are in many ways lacking in temperature control. The UK market, however, already has really temperature controlled food supply chains. The paper suggests attitudinal changes towards overall supply chain responsibility, better resource utilisation and increased knowledge among actors.},
  author       = {Olsson, Annika},
  editor       = {Aronsson, Håkan},
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  title        = {Temperature controlled supply chains call for improved knowledge and shared responsibility},
  year         = {2004},
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