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Record number 349162
Title FRUITFUL : integrated supply-chain information system for fruit produce between South Africa and the Netherlands
Author(s) Polderdijk, J.J.; Dyk, F.E. van; Ferreira, D.; Guis, G.W.; Keller, S.
Source In: The agro-food chains and networks for development / Ruben, R., Slingerland, M., Nijhoff, H., Berlin [etc.] : Springer (Wageningen UR Frontis Series vol. 14) - ISBN 1402046006 - p. 129 - 140.
Department(s) AFSG Quality in Chains
Publication type Chapter in scientific book
Publication year 2006
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.
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