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Sustainability

2017

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A Framework For Collaboration Among Regional Food System Participants, Anuj Mittal, Veronica M. White, Caroline Krejci Jan 2017

A Framework For Collaboration Among Regional Food System Participants, Anuj Mittal, Veronica M. White, Caroline Krejci

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Horizontal collaboration can benefit supply chain partners by increasing their collective competitiveness. However, each participant in the collaboration typically maintains its own individual business objectives. Therefore, such collaborations require a standard operational framework that specifies the allocation of participant responsibilities and benefits. While horizontal collaboration in regional food supply chains is common, very few participants have adopted this type of standard framework. As a result, the sharing of resources and information among partners tends to be inefficient and potentially contentious. This paper describes our efforts to formalize a supply chain collaboration that has developed among several regional food hubs and ...