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Tracking, tracing, and business process interests in food commodities: A multi-level decision complexity

  • Fritz, Melanie
  • Schiefer, Gerhard
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    The ability for tracking and tracing activities has become a common feature in supply chains not the least because of quality assurance and product liability considerations. Furthermore, food safety concerns have put tracking and tracing at the centre point of discussions on the development of a competitive and sustainable food production. However, in commodities and especially in food commodities, the establishment of tracking and tracing capabilities meets many barriers that have prevented their broad based use beyond what is legally required. Characteristics in the food sector as well as the nature of food commodity products may result in unfavourable cost-benefit considerations at enterprise levels. The view is different at sector and policy levels which creates a complex decision situation. The paper develops a suitable tracking and tracing process and decision model which also supports the understanding of the deadlock the sector is in. The decision situation for enterprises and the sector is summarized in a cost-benefit decision table that provides a framework for future developments.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 117 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 317-329

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