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The Cold Chain Management in a supermarket: Case Study on the Fresh Food Logistics in a Supermarket
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management. (Supply Chain Management)
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 60 credits / 90 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: The Cold Chain Management in Supermarket-- Case Study on the Fresh Food Logistics in a supermarket

Level: Final assignment for Master Degree in Logistics and Innovation Management

Supervisor: Kaisu Sammalisto

Date: June, 2011

Aim: The purpose of the paper is to research the cold chain management in supermarket by illustrating the case of a supermarket in Sweden. It aims to find out how the supermarket handles the fresh food cold chain by the perspective of cost and effectiveness.

Method: The qualitative method was used in this paper, and the interview with the manager of the supermarket was conducted. The face to face interview provides the first hand information to the study. Neergaard et al (2007) state that qualitative approach is the best way to use to generalize the empirical investigations. To improve the validity, related literature was studied to get an initial idea about the research question.

Result & Conclusions: The supermarket applies the simplicity strategy on the control of the fresh food cold chain. The unnecessary cost was cut down because of the simplicity strategy. Also, the local suppliers play an important role in the cost reduction. To improve the effectiveness, the supermarket uses the distribution centers and 3rd party logistics (3PL) to conduct integrated logistics.

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2011. , 40 p.
HS-institutionens skriftserie, ISSN 1403-6053
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9556Archive number: TEX111005OAI: diva2:424832
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Industrial engineering and management
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Management of logistics and innovation – master’s programme (one year) (swe or eng)
2011-06-17, 11:215, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2011-07-07 Created: 2011-06-20 Last updated: 2011-07-07Bibliographically approved

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