Journal of Food Quality

Quality and Operations Management in Food Supply Chain


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1Southeast University, Nanjing, China

2University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

3Fordham University, New York City, USA

4Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada


Quality and Operations Management in Food Supply Chain

Description

Nowadays, the food industry is facing various challenges including but not limited to reducing food waste, improving food quality and safety, and becoming more ecofriendly. To address these challenges, it is critical to implement efficient and effective quality and operations management in food supply chains. A food supply chain can be comprehensive as “from-farm-to-fork” and include members like farms, transportation firms, distributors, grocery stores, and consumers. In such a food supply chain, its members have to make sure that the food quality level is at least safe and satisfactory to be attractive to consumers. On the cost side, minimizing the operations cost along the whole supply chain through means like efficient transportation, storage, and assortment planning is critical for maintaining a competitive edge.

While cost reduction and improving supply chain efficiency have been the traditional focuses of food supply chain management, many food companies, large or small, have realized the value of quality and operations working together. In each stage of a food supply chain, an effective quality management system can improve operations process control, reduce wastage, lower costs, meet customers’ expectation, avoid brand devaluation, and eventually increase market share. Hence, coordinating the quality control processes involving all partner organizations in a food supply chain has become an increasingly important issue in operations management.

The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research articles as well as reviews that seek to address various quality and operations management problems in food supply chains. Through those articles, academic researchers, industry practitioners, governmental regulators, and not-for-profit organizers can be much better informed about the challenges and their solutions and opportunities in food supply chains.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supply chain coordination in food quality
  • Quality in food supply chain efficiency
  • Empirical studies analyzing the effectiveness of quality management in food supply chain
  • Quality risk in food supply chain
  • Quality measurement in food supply chain
  • Food quality management in cold chain
  • Food safety and security issues in food supply chain
  • Operations management approaches to food quality management
  • Network design and optimization with food quality control

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9871379
  • - Editorial

Quality and Operations Management in Food Supply Chain

Yong He | Dong Li | ... | Chunming Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8956820
  • - Research Article

The Impact of Food Quality Information Services on Food Supply Chain Pricing Decisions and Coordination Mechanisms Based on the O2O E-Commerce Mode

Xiaoqiu Yu | Xiaoxue Ren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7279491
  • - Review Article

Quality and Operations Management in Food Supply Chains: A Literature Review

Yong He | Hongfu Huang | ... | Sarah J. Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2637075
  • - Research Article

Quality Risk Evaluation of the Food Supply Chain Using a Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Model and Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis

Libiao Bai | Chunming Shi | ... | Youdan Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9313068
  • - Research Article

How Does Suppliers’ Fairness Affect the Relationship Quality of Agricultural Product Supply Chains?

Yuling Sun | Zehua Liu | Hui Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1595807
  • - Research Article

Bundle Pricing Decisions for Fresh Products with Quality Deterioration

Yan Fang | Yiping Jiang | Xingxing Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6792545
  • - Research Article

Vertical Cost-Information Sharing in a Food Supply Chain with Multiple Unreliable Suppliers and Two Manufacturers

Junjian Wu | Haiyan Wang | Henry Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4628905
  • - Research Article

The Pricing Strategy of Oligopolistic Competition Food Firms with the Asymmetric Information and Scientific Uncertainty

Li Zhao | Changwei Wang | ... | David Ahlstrom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6967501
  • - Research Article

Economic Order Quality Model for Determining the Sales Prices of Fresh Goods at Various Points in Time

Po-Yu Chen
Journal of Food Quality
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