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Type: Journal article
Title: The live sheep export supply chain: when operational and societal complexities collide
Author: Jackson, L.
Adamson, D.
Citation: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2018; 12(2):181-196
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 1751-200X
1751-2018
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Elizabeth L. Jackson, David Adamson
Abstract: This paper takes a supply chain perspective on the business systems involved in the trade of live sheep from Australia to the Middle East. Live export supply chains are complex as they must encompass efficiency, maintenance of quality and adhere to international animal welfare protocols. This paper explores the consequences resulting from business systems failure, based on a case study from 2012 when protocols in the international trade of live sheep were compromised. Key themes to emerge from the case study relate to supply chain control and resilience, the moral obligations of governments to manage societal exposure to unsafe food and the management of unscrupulous operators in the food supply chain. The originality of this work lies in its consideration of live cargo and the challenges of unforeseen circumstances in managing the physical distribution of live animals transported by sea.
Keywords: resilient supply chains; food safety; business communications
Rights: Copyright © 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
RMID: 0030086680
DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2018.090697
Published version: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijbsr
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