Fresh agricultural product logistics network governance: insights from small-holder farms in a developing country

Tomy Perdana, Benny Tjahjono, K. Kusnandar, Sonny Sanjaya, Dadan Wardhana, Fernianda Rahayu Hermiatin

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Abstract

Fresh agricultural products (FAPs) require special handling to maintain product quality, especially during socio-economic crises. In developing countries, there is a compelling need for a robust supply chain governance strategy to regulate the supply chain actors involved in the logistics and distribution system. This paper proposes an innovative way to design FAP logistics governance to address specific problems in the FAP logistics networks of developing countries, where FAP supply chains are not well integrated. Three logistics governance scenarios were modelled using discrete-event simulation. The results revealed that the fully distributed governance could effectively reduce process delay and consequently minimise logistics costs, especially within the logistics networks serving multiple markets. This is due to that fact that the distributed governance allows the actors involved in the network to have some autonomy to manage their resources. The paper contributes to improving the fundamental understanding of the governance for FAP logistics networks consisting of small-holder farms. Our work also offers valuable insights for policymakers and practitioners into how to improve FAP supply chain management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1761-1784
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Volume26
Issue number12
Early online date2 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2023

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© 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/),
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Funding Information: This research was made possible by a grant (No. 1207/UN6.3.1/PT.00/2021) from the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia through the Basic Research Scheme entitled Coordination Model in Food Supply Chain Management during COVID-19 Pandemic for the period 2020–2022, and a bilateral collaboration between the Department of Agro-Socio Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Padjadjaran and the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Keywords

  • Fresh products
  • governance
  • logistics network
  • simulation
  • small-holder farms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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