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Cold Chain management in food logistics: a multiple case study on food industry
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In current business global society, every food industry company is making efforts to provide high quality of products and satisfaction to customers. Balancing the low cost but with high efficiency when undertaking cold chain logistics becomes competitiveness in business market. This thesis is mainly to study cold chain management in food logistics by a multiple case study on food industry. The purpose of the paper is to advance the understanding of the cold chain management in food industry, aim to find how an efficient way to combine the logistics cost and the effectiveness of cold chain logistics and the challenges of the cold chain logistics in food industry. In this multiple case study, qualitative method was used to describe findings. The data collected can be divided into two types, the primary data and the secondary data. Primary data indicates the face-to-face interview with the managers and employees working for customer service in the selected companies. The secondary data are resources from archives, websites and other printed materials. To improve the validity, related literature were reviewed by authors to find the research questions. The reliability can be guaranteed because the theory part of the thesis abstracted from the publications, which have been approved for many years. The authors give the overview and practice in cold chain logistics of the three case companies, also mention the challenges both in developing and developed countries. The study finds the way to improve the utilization in cold chain logistics, fill the gap of logistics in food industry and give some advices for food industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Cold Logistics, Food Chain, Cold Logistics Challenge, Integrate logistics, Cold Chain effectiveness, Cold Chain Cost.
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-15012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-15012DiVA: diva2:641258
Educational program
Industrial management and logistics – bachelor’s programme (swe or eng)
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11221, University of Gävle, Gävle (English)
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Available from: 2013-08-23 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2013-08-23Bibliographically approved

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