Human lifestyle has changed drastically in recent years. Today people consume in a more diversified way, and this has major implications for manufacturing and supply chain operations. Compared to how things were previously, products are needed in many more different forms and places. This has generated a need to transform the traditional supply chain into a more modern one.
A topic related to this is the relocation of manufacturing and supply chain operations. Another related topic is the utilisation of new technology to improve supply chain performance. The agriculture industry is lagging behind compared to other industries and is in need of further development.
The aim of this special issue is to investigate different kinds of approaches, plans and actions that may assist in the process of transforming traditional supply chains in the agriculture industry into more modern ones. Young scholars and doctoral students are especially welcome to contribute in this issue. We hope to generate new strategies, systems and models to improve and facilitate supply chains in the agriculture industry, and are particularly interested in research that specifically focuses on supply chain relocation in this context.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Integration of biotechnology and supply chain management
- Innovation of supply chains in agriculture
- Responsible agricultural supply chains
- Big data applications in agricultural supply chains
- Production innovation
- Agricultural recreation
- E-commerce of agriculture
- Material procurement
- Sustainable relocation for agriculture
- Supply chain relocation for organic farming
Submission of manuscripts: 28 February, 2018