University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Developing Resilient Next Generation Europe-China Cold Supply Chains

Sofitel Hotel
12 March 2016 (09:30-17:00)

The cold food and pharmaceutical supply chains face greater uncertainties because of product perishability, increasing product variety, multiple raw material suppliers, traceability and regulatory requirements, increasing supply chain distances and thus more handling points and involvement in larger supply chain networks. This, in turn creates higher risks of unnecessary waste and increasing costs, and even potential damage to the health of consumers, if the undesirable goods end up on the market.


Aim of the workshop

The purpose of the workshop proposed is to develop knowledge base in the area of next generation resilient cold supply chains for food and pharmaceutical industries against a back-drop of rapidly changing and dynamic environment with risks and vulnerabilities across the supply chain. The expected outcomes of the proposed network activity is to identify the concepts, methodologies and tools that are required to support the development of next generation cold supply chains by capturing and sharing the views of experts and practitioners.


Organsing & Supporting Partners

           Aalborg University, Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Denmark

           The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

           IAMET (International Academy for Maritime Economy and Technology)

           Zhejiang University, School of Management, Hangzhou, China

           Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau

           Ningbo University, Ningbo, China


Contributing Partners

           Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

           National Kaohsiung First University of Science & Technology, Taiwan

           Shanghai, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China