Identifying the determinants of value in the U.K. red meat industry:A value chain analysis approach

Francis, Mark and Simmons, David and Bourlakis, Michael A. and Fearne, Andrew (2003) Identifying the determinants of value in the U.K. red meat industry:A value chain analysis approach. Journal on Chain and Network Science, Volume 3 (Number 2). pp. 109-121. ISSN 1569-1829. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Value Chain Analysis (VCA) is a tool for analysing the nature and source of value within a supply chain and the potential for reducing waste therein, with the focus explicitly on the determinants of value within a manufacturing process rather than the simple measurement of process outputs. The tool has been successfully applied in recent years within the motor and information technology industries, to assist forward thinking businesses to survive in an increasingly competitive environment. VCA within the food industry faces the challenge where transactional relationships between trading partners remain the norm. This paper reports the results from the first of a series of Government sponsored VCA projects in the U.K. red meat industry. The paper explains the rational for VCA, describes the methodology and reports the findings from a case study involving a food multiple retailer, a meat processor and a livestock producer. Insights are presented into the potential for the use of VCA in the U.K. food industry and the specific issues that researchers need to be mindful of when embarking on a VCA project. The paper concludes by identifying key areas in which further research is required to develop the methodology to suit the unique characteristics of the food industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Value chain analysis, red meat industry, U.K.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Paul Verrion
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 21:40
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 14:47
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