This book investigates the emerging technologies in managing agrifood chains and networks. It examines:
- Current status: chapters that present the current state of food logistics and the major problems that are faced during production, warehousing, transportation and retailing.
- New technologies & future trends: new technologies and intelligent systems that are able to process time-dependent information, handle dynamic incidents (e.g. increase of temperature in a storage area) in real-time, and support logistics operations in food logistics management. These technologies include telematics and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
- New technologies in action: real-life case studies that offer solutions to actual food logistics problems by combining a mixture of systemic and logistics approaches. These case studies show how RFID technologies and Telematics have been implemented in production, warehousing, transportation and retailing.
- As well as summarising existing knowledge in the field of food logistics, the volume also presents the state-of-the-art research pertaining to the latest developments in each examined topic. It is aimed at scientists and other professionals working in the fields of supply chain management, logistics and operations management in the food and beverage industry around the world; industrial engineers and researchers in information technology with a special focus on food logistics; students and researchers of these topics.