This course addresses the theory and practices of supply chain management within the context of the food supply system. The aim of the course is to impart knowledge and understanding of the topic of supply chain management which they can apply to the benefit of their jobs and careers and to the effectiveness, efficiency and profitability of their employers’ businesses.
The global food production system is often envisaged in terms of supply chains. They serve to create the impression of the flow of food materials from primary production through processing and manufacture to the retail food marketplace.
Food processing and manufacturing businesses exist as part of food supply chains. They are positioned between farmers as suppliers and the multiple food retailers as customers, just as they are positioned between other suppliers, e.g. packaging businesses, and consumers.
Understanding the concepts associated with supply chain structure, management and control and being able to create, manage and control effective supply chains is an essential skill that any supervisor or manager working within a food processing or manufacturing business should have.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Areas covered on this course will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
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