The evolution of partnerships in the meat supply chain: insights from the British beef industry

Andrew Fearne (Andrew Fearne is a Senior Lecturer in the Food Industry Management Group, Wye College, University of London, UK)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Publication date: 1 December 1998

Abstract

This case study describes the evolution of supply chain partnerships in the British beef industry, driven by changing consumer demand, food safety legislation, a concentrated and highly competitive retail sector and the BSE crisis. The case examples demonstrate the importance of establishing trust in supply chain partnerships, breaking out of the spot trading environment which characterises commodity markets and focusing explicitly on value added initiatives as a source of differentiation and competitive advantage.

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Fearne, A. (1998), "The evolution of partnerships in the meat supply chain: insights from the British beef industry", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 214-231. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598549810244296

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

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