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8.2 Quality Issues for Agricultural Product Chains
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Ferentinos, K. P., I. K. Kookos, K. G. Arvanitis, and Nick A. Sigrimis. 2006. Section 8.2 Quality Issues for Agricultural Product Chains, pp. 480-500 of Chapter 8 From Production to the User, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE. .
Authors: K. P. Ferentinos, I. K. Kookos, K. G. Arvanitis, and N. A. Sigrimis
Keywords: Supply chain management, Agribusiness, Traceability, Tagging systems
This section presents some theoretical background on supply chains and supply chain management, examines the role of emerging technologies in supply chain management, and provides some information on actions that should be taken to assure environmentally conscious supply chains in agriculture. Then, focus is given to the way supply chain management is applied in agribusiness. Finally, the latest technological advancements on traceability and tagging systems in agricultural processes are presented.