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Food Supply Chains in Cities

Modern Tools for Circularity and Sustainability

Editors: Aktas, Emel, Bourlakis, Michael (Eds.)

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  • Presents latest research on food supply management within cities
  • Examines the importance of sustainability 
  • Reflects upon the future problems faced by the food-water-energy nexus
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This book analyses the food sector which has economic and political significance for all countries. A highly fragmented and heavily regulated sector, it has become increasingly complex owing to globalisation and geographical decoupling of production and consumption activities. The urban population of the world has grown from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014 and more than 70% of the population is anticipated to be living in urban areas by 2050. Food supply chains play a vital role in feeding the world’s most populous cities, whilst underpinning transportation, storage, distribution, and waste management activities for the sustainability of the urban environment. That is why, this book presents the latest research on food supply chain management with a focus on urbanisation. The contributions involve food distribution in cities, food waste minimisation, and food security with a focus on models and approaches to achieve more sustainable and circular food supply chains.

About the authors

Professor Emel Aktas holds the Chair of Supply Chain Analytics at Cranfield School of Management, UK. She specialises in modelling, simulation, and decision support to address supply chains problems in transport, retail, and manufacturing. Her research focuses on minimising waste in food supply chains and logistics collaboration practises for food distribution in cities.
Professor Michael Bourlakis holds the Chair in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield School of Management, UK where he is also the Head of the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Group. His current research interests focus on technology and supply chain management, sustainability and supply chain management, food and retail supply chains.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Towards Inclusive Urban Food Supply Chains

    Pages 1-32

    Tuomala, Virva

  • An Economic and Environmental Comparison of Conventional and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Supply Chains for Leaf Lettuce to US Cities

    Pages 33-68

    Nicholson, Charles F. (et al.)

  • Evaluating the Benefits of Collaborative Distribution with Supply Chain Simulation

    Pages 69-100

    Rabe, M. (et al.)

  • An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach for a Routing Problem with Simultaneous Pick-Ups and Deliveries in Urban Areas

    Pages 101-143

    Çimen, Mustafa (et al.)

  • The Role of Informal and Semi-Formal Waste Recycling Activities in a Reverse Logistics Model of Alternative Food Networks

    Pages 145-169

    Aguiar, Luis Kluwe (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Supply Chains in Cities
Book Subtitle
Modern Tools for Circularity and Sustainability
Editors
  • Emel Aktas
  • Michael Bourlakis
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34065-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34065-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34064-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 368
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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