Third International Workshop on Food Supply Chain
Making Food Supply Chains Efficient, Responsive and Sustainable
San Francisco, CA, November 4 – 7, 2014
The Third International Workshop on Food Supply Chain – WFSC will be held on November 4 – 7, 2014 in San Francisco, CA, USA
Traditionally supply chain management has focused on improving responsiveness to consumers while keeping supply chain costs in line. Growing mainstream interest in sustainability has now forced many food suppliers to consider social or environmental impacts. How to provide an ever more diverse array of high quality and safe consumables while balancing the aforementioned often conflicting needs? In this meeting participants will present research that will aid in tackling these challenges
Second International Workshop on Food Supply Chain
Meeting the challenges of the Food Supply Chain with innovation
Viña del Mar , Chile March 18 – March 21 , 2013
This workshop will host the annual meeting of the International Wine Supply Chain Council . Participants to the workshop are researchers and professionals from different countries such as Chile, Argentina, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, United States, Italy, etc. Results of the international project on traceability of food products and processes will be shared and illustrated. Participants and research contributions are expected from academics, food producers, logistic providers, food associations, public institutions, etc.
The food supply chain is currently facing many challenges. Food safety is of key importance to maintain the quality of the food, while the increasing competitive puts pressure on reducing, as much as possible, the transportation cost from the producer to the consumer. Furthermore, food supply chains must now be sustainable and reliable. In this meeting the participants will present research on different innovations that will help to tackle these challenges.
Plenary session, John Bartholdi, III