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Title: FRUITFUL: Integrated supply-chain information system for fruit produce between South Africa and the Netherlands
Authors: Polderijk, JJ
Van Dyk, FE
Ferreira, D
Guis, GW
Keller, S
Keywords: Supply chain
Supply chain information systems
Fruit production
Netherlands
South Africa
Deregulation
Logistics
Electronic data exchange
Black empowerment
Traceability
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Polderijk JJ, et al. 2006. FRUITFUL: Integrated supply-chain information system for fruit produce between South Africa and the Netherlands. Agro-food chains and networks for development, pp 129-140
Abstract: South-African and Dutch research institutes and business partners collaborated in several pilot projects for improving logistical performance and quality performance to strengthen the market position of South-African fruit after deregulation of the domestic market. Based on participatory problem assessment, it was concluded that major bottlenecks for realizing fully integrated exchange of information were far less of a the technical nature (hardware and software), but had to do with the cost side and the human nature, e.g., education, procedures, data accuracy, mistrust, competition, institutional capacities and organization. Pilots were conducted to improve inter-company planning, coordination and information exchange, and to enhance the role of the government in moving towards standardization. Keywords: deregulation; logistics; electronic data exchange; black empowerment; traceability.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/874
ISSN: 978-1-4020-4600-1
Appears in Collections:Logistics and quantitative methods
General science, engineering & technology
Agroprocessing and chemical technology

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