Logistic Challenges in the Short Food Supply Chains

Authors

  • András Bence Szerb Kaposvár University, Faculty of Economic Science, H-7400 Kaposvár Guba S. u. 40.
  • Tamás Horváth Kaposvár University, Faculty of Economic Science, H-7400 Kaposvár Guba S. u. 40.
  • Boglárka Szerb Kaposvár University, Faculty of Economic Science, H-7400 Kaposvár Guba S. u. 40.
  • Arnold Csonka Kaposvár University, Faculty of Economic Science, H-7400 Kaposvár Guba S. u. 40.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33568/rbs.2378

Keywords:

food system, short supply chain, logistics

Abstract

The aim of the Paper is to identify the types of short food supply chains (SFSCs), their spread today, and to demonstrate the advantages or disadvantages they provide, especially the logistical problems and solutions that can be identified in the chain. In order to achieve this goal, we carried out a review of international and Hungarian literature sources and secondary data. It can be stated that SFSCs can be a viable alternative to conventional supply chains pursuing a global distribution strategy. Establishing a restricted geographic range of supply provides several benefits to local producers, consumers and society. However, there are serious concerns about logistical costs and associated emissions. To overcome this, there is a need for compromises. The practical example we present shows that the use of conventional „less short” sales channels in the distribution mix is reasonable even in the case of local foods.

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Published

2018-07-05

How to Cite

Szerb, A. B., Horváth, T., Szerb, B., & Csonka, A. (2018). Logistic Challenges in the Short Food Supply Chains. Regional and Business Studies, 10(2), 19–27. https://doi.org/10.33568/rbs.2378

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