Perishable food products face unique logistical challenges. Small technological changes, infrastructure investments, or business processes can have large impacts on what food products can viably be shipped. How these changes can impact the viability of food products can be anticipated through logistics cost modelling. Understanding this approach is useful not only for businesses, but for policy-makers and even consumers.
Fast and Fresh: A Recipe for Canada’s Food Supply Chains is one of 20 research projects being undertaken as part of the Centre for Food in Canada’s endeavour to develop a Canadian Food Strategy. In it, The Conference Board of Canada explores the economics of and recent developments in Canada’s food supply chains and works through the implications for industry, policy-makers, and consumers. It also makes several recommendations for improving supply chain efficiencies.