IT System in the Food Supply Chain Safety: Application in SMEs Sector
Authors: Mohsen Shirani and Micaela Demichela
Food supply chain is one of the most complex supply chain networks due to its perishable nature and customer oriented products, and food safety is the major concern for this industry. IT system could help to minimize the production and consumption of unsafe food by controlling and monitoring the entire system. However, there have been many issues in adoption of IT system in this industry specifically within SMEs sector. With this regard, this study presents a novel approach to use IT and tractability systems in the food supply chain, using application of RFID and central database.
Illustration Photo: Two employees sort through apples at Clarkdale Fruit Farms where one can find over 40 varieties of apples, peaches, plums, nectarines and pears from August through November. (credits: Paul Franz / Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))