Exploration into Food Waste Occurring in Bovine Dairy, Leafy Green and Apple Supply Chains

dc.contributor.advisorvon Massow, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHayhoe, Mychal-Ann
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-23T17:07:49Z
dc.date.available2019-04-23T17:07:49Z
dc.date.copyright2019-02
dc.date.created2019-02-27
dc.date.issued2019-04-23
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Managementen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.programmeManagementen_US
dc.description.abstractFood waste is an issue of significant importance and rising concern in society. While research indicates that the majority of food waste is occurring in consumers’ homes, there is also considerable waste generated in food supply chains. Waste reduction in food supply chains represents a potentially rewarding challenge for researchers as it can reduce the environmental impact of the food system, but also because companies continually seek out money saving opportunities. In this dissertation, food waste and management literature are examined. The theory of the offering, is used to describe moving from a supply chain to a value chain. It is suggested that this will force increased valuation of food items which will help reduce waste. The concept of the bullwhip effect is also presented and the idea that it may be contributing to waste generation is introduced. Three case studies examining bovine dairy, leafy greens, and apple supply chains are used to describe where, how, and why food waste is occurring. This exploratory work of case studies produces twenty testable hypotheses to direct future research. These hypotheses are mapped onto a framework indicating where waste can be found in food supply chains suggesting what areas of the supply chain is best suited for additional research.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/15906
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectfood wasteen_US
dc.subjectsupply chainen_US
dc.subjectvalue chainen_US
dc.subjectbullwhip effecten_US
dc.subjectfood supplyen_US
dc.subjectservice dominant logicen_US
dc.subjectthe offeringen_US
dc.subjectdairy supply chainen_US
dc.subjectapple supply chainen_US
dc.subjectleafy green supply chainen_US
dc.subjectbullwhip effect echoen_US
dc.titleExploration into Food Waste Occurring in Bovine Dairy, Leafy Green and Apple Supply Chainsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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