Being Resilient in Challenging Times in Food Supply Chains

Manning, Louise (2023) Being Resilient in Challenging Times in Food Supply Chains. In: International Conference on Industry 4.0 for Agri-food Supply Chains: Addressing Socio-economic and Environmental Challenges in Ukraine, 24–25 July 2023, Leicester, UK and Online.

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Resilience has been described in many ways and in this paper is considered as the ability of an organization or wider food supply chain to not just ‘bounce back’ to a steady state, but to ‘bounce forward’ or ‘bounce without breaking’ to a new sense of becoming that is continually reshaped by the evolving environment. This key-note-positioned conceptual paper reflects aspects of resilience that will be considered during the conference. Resilience as a concept can be framed in the context of food supply chains in terms of the triad of natural systems resilience, organizational resilience, and personal resilience. The main focus of this paper is on organizational resilience and developing the capacity to buffer shocks and to adapt to changing supply chain drivers and demands as the world in which the organization operates becomes more uncertain. One infra-structural approach to improving adaptive capacity, as a result resilience, is the integration of digital technologies and smart systems into food supply chains, what is often described as Industry 4.0.

Keywords:resilient, food, supply chains, food system, shocks, Challenges, Complexity, Buffer, adaptiveness, Industry 4.0
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N214 Change Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N211 Strategic Management
Divisions:COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND SCIENCE > Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
ID Code:55469
Deposited On:18 Aug 2023 10:05

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