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Unlocking the potential of the internet of things to improve resource efficiency in food supply chains

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The food sector is under tremendous pressure to make its supply chains more resource efficient. In this context, the focus is on the reduction of the three nexus components which are food waste, energy and water. One of the key challenges identified in improving resource efficiency is the low availability of real-time data to all the actors of the food supply chain (FSC) which inhibits better decision-making capability. Having such an ability would increase the productivity of the supply chain. The Internet of Things (IoT) concept, which has been around for a few years now, provides the possibility of monitoring, bringing in transparency and efficiency to supply chain activities. This paper investigates the practicability of utilising IoT concepts to improve the resource efficiency of FSCs. An IoT-based framework and methodology are proposed to integrate suitable data into supply chain decision-making processes for the reduction of nexus components

Funding

This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food [Reference: EP/K030957/1].

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Innovative Approaches and Applications for Sustainable Rural Development

Citation

JAGTAP, S. and RAHIMIFARD, S., 2019. Unlocking the potential of the internet of things to improve resource efficiency in food supply chains. IN: Theodoridis, A., Ragkos, A. and Salampasis, M. (eds). Innovative Approaches and Applications for Sustainable Rural Development: 8th International Conference, HAICTA 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 21-24, 2017, Selected Papers, pp.287-301.

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Springer International Publishing © Springer Nature Switzerland AG

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02312-6.

Publication date

2019-01-17

ISBN

9783030023126;9783030023119

ISSN

2197-9596

Book series

Springer Earth System Sciences;

Language

en

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Loughborough Publications

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