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Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains by G Stevens, C Mena

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Role of diagnostic packaging in food supply chain management

D. Hobday, S.P.J. Higson and C. Mena,     Cranfield University, UK

Abstract:

Interest in the use of intelligent packaging within supply chains has been increasing in recent years. The growth in awareness and continuing research in this area will provide better solutions and recommendations for food suppliers and retailers. This chapter focuses on two key diagnostic packaging technologies: time temperature indicators (TTIs) and freshness quality indicators (FQIs). Future developments in these technologies are discussed together with their potential impact on issues such as stock traceability, inventory management and waste production at all stages of the supply chain. This is ...

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