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Enhancing the Sustainability Performance of Agri-Food Supply Chains by Implementing Industry 4.0

Abstract : In order to enhance the sustainability in the supply chain, its members should define and pursue common objectives in the three dimensions of the sustainability (economic, environmental and social). The Agri-Food Supply Chain (AFSC) is a network of different members such as farmers (producers), processors and distributors (wholesales, retailers…), etc.. In order to achieve the performance objectives of the AFSC, Industry 4.0 technologies can be implemented. The aim of this paper is to present a classification of these technologies according to two criteria: objective to be achieved (environmental or social) specified in the main issues to be covered in each objective and member of the AFSC supply chain where it is implemented. In this work, we focus on technologies that deal with environmental and social sustainability because economic sustainability will depend on the specific characteristics of the business (a supply chain using a specific Industry 4.0 technology may be profitable while others do not).
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David Pérez Perales, María José Verdecho, Faustino Alarcón-Valero. Enhancing the Sustainability Performance of Agri-Food Supply Chains by Implementing Industry 4.0. 20th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE), Sep 2019, Turin, Italy. pp.496-503, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-28464-0_43⟩. ⟨hal-02478792⟩

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