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Quality and Operations Management in Food Supply Chains: A Literature Review
- He, Yong, Huang, Hongfu, Li, Dong, Shi, Chunming, Wu, Sarah J.
- Journal of food quality 2018 v.2018
- financial economics, food industry, food supply chain, foods, marketing, models, operations research, social benefit, supply chain, traceability
- We present a literature review on quality and operations management problems in food supply chains. In food industry, the quality of the food products declines over time and should be addressed in the supply chain operations management. Managing food supply chains with operations management methods not only generates economic benefit, but also contributes to environmental and social benefits. The literature on this topic has been burgeoning in the past few years. Since 2005, more than 100 articles have been published on this topic in major operations research and management science journals. In this literature review, we concentrate on the quantitative models in this research field and classify the related articles into four categories, that is, storage problems, distribution problems, marketing problems, and food traceability and safety problems. We hope that this review serves as a reference for interested researchers and a starting point for those who wish to explore it further.