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dc.contributor.author Freiboth, H
dc.contributor.author Goedhals-Gerber, LL
dc.contributor.author van Dyk, E
dc.contributor.author Dodd, M
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-12T10:23:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-12T10:23:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10
dc.identifier.citation Freiboth, H, Goedhals-Gerber, L.L, van Dyk, E, and Dodd, M, 2014. Packhouse to port: investigating temperature breaks in the South African summer fruit export cold chain. LM-SCM2014 XII International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress - "Supply Chains of the future", Istanbul, Turkey, 30-31 October 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-605-62699-3-6
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lm-scm2014.itu.edu.tr/download/Program-Light.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/7952
dc.description Presented at: LM-SCM2014 XII International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress - "Supply Chains of the future", Istanbul, Turkey, 30-31 October 2014. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract A large amount of fruit and money is lost every season due to breaks in the South African fruit export cold chain. With food security becoming an ever growing concern, especially in developing countries like South Africa, a high percentage of losses in a significant sector of the economy warrant further investigation. The objective of this paper is to identify the problem areas that are responsible for breaks in the South African fruit export cold chain. The focus is specifically on fruit exported in refrigerated containers, as it moves from the pack house through the cold storage and transport segments towards the port of export. Historic temperature data collected with temperature monitoring devices from different fruit export supply chains of apples, pears and grapes, are analysed to identify the percentage of cold chain breaks that occur during the cold storage, transport and port segments. In addition, temperature data collected from a trial shipment of apples shows how the temperature inside a container fluctuates as it moves through the cold chain and confirms the results of the historic temperature data analysis. This paper concludes with recommendations to address the identified problem areas by improving the operational procedures in the fruit export cold chain. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher LM-SCM 2014 XII. International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;13963
dc.subject Cold chain en_US
dc.subject Logistics Management en_US
dc.subject Post-harvest losses en_US
dc.subject South African fruit industry en_US
dc.subject Temperature breaks en_US
dc.subject Fruit transportation en_US
dc.title Packhouse to port: Investigating temperature breaks in the South African summer fruit export cold chain en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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