Planning and control in fresh food supply chains: A literature review

Bidragets oversatte titel: Planlægning og Styring af forsyningskæder med friske fødevare; et litteratur studie

Cecilie Maria Damgaard, Lukas Chabada, Iskra Dukovska-Popovska, Heidi Carin Dreyer, Hans-Henrik Hvolby

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review


The purpose of this paper is to determine the current state of research in the planning and control (P&C) literature in regards to fresh food supply chains (FFSC). Based on the literature review, important research areas are identified and serve as guidelines for defining future research directions.

The paper is based on a structured literature review of articles with the main focus on P&C of fresh food products. The review is based on a range of published works from main journals on supply chain management over the last 10 years. The gaps and challenges in the literature are highlighted and used as a basis for discussion on future research.

The paper identifies seven major categories in the current research on P&C in FFSCs and proposes six areas for future research directions, namely balance between demand and supply, supply chain P&C, characteristics of FFSCs, decision support tools based on real-time data, hybrid planning and control strategies and lean in the FFSC.

Research limitations/implications
The study is based on a literature study. The proposed findings give an overview over the topics in P&C in FFSC and are useful in defining future research directions in this area.

Practical implications
The paper enhances the focus on P&C in FFSC in practice, and defines important implications for why and how P&C should be practiced from a supply chain perspective.

The paper presents an overview of the literature on P&C issues of fresh food products, which has not been conducted before.
Bidragets oversatte titelPlanlægning og Styring af forsyningskæder med friske fødevare; et litteratur studie
Antal sider16
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-91-980973-3-7
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedNofoma 2013: The Nordic Logistics Research Network - Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sverige
Varighed: 3 jun. 20135 jun. 2013


KonferenceNofoma 2013


  • planning and control, supply chain, fresh food, fresh food industry, review


LogiNord: Sustainable logistics in Nordic fresh food supply chains

Hvolby, H., Steger-Jensen, K., Damgaard, C. M. & Dukovska-Popovska, I.


Projekter: ProjektForskning


Damgaard, C. M., Chabada, L., Dukovska-Popovska, I., Dreyer, H. C., & Hvolby, H-H. (2013). Planning and control in fresh food supply chains: A literature review. I NOFOMA.