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Analyzing Supply Chains with Pluralistic and Agribusiness Systems Frameworks

  • R B. Murray-Prior

    ()

    (Muresk Institute, Curtin University of Technology)

  • Sylvia Concepcion

    (School of Management, University of the Philippines Mindanao)

  • P. Batt

    (Muresk Institute, Curtin University of Technology)

  • Agnes R. Rola

    ()

    (College of Public Affairs, University of the Philippines Los Banos)

  • M. McGregor

    (Muresk Institute, Curtin University of Technology)

  • Eufemio Rasco

    (School of Management, University of the Philippines Mindanao)

  • Larry Digal

    ()

    (School of Management, University of the Philippines Mindanao)

  • Nerlita Manalili

    (Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture)

  • Malou Montiflor

    (School of Management, University of the Philippines Mindanao)

  • Luis Hualda

    (School of Management, University of the Philippines Mindanao)

  • Lorraine Migalbin

    (School of Management, University of the Philippines Mindanao)

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    Special problems arise when analyzing supply chains because of the complexity of the relationships in the system. In addressing this concern for a research project on a vegetable supply chain in Mindanao, the authors of this paper use a pluralistic methodology. A soft-systems framework was used to structure and analyze the problem and identify relevant systems. Issues addressed are the extent of efficiency along the supply chain (including input supply (issues), output marketing, quality control and transport) and the relationships between the various participants in the supply chain. Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods have been used.

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    Article provided by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture in its journal Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 45-56

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    Handle: RePEc:sag:seajad:v:1:y:2004:i:2:p:45-56
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