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Towards successful adoption of Halal logistics and its implications for the stakeholders

Abid Haleem (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)
Mohd Imran Khan (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 3 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to understand the major critical success factors (CSFs), which are instrumental for effective adoption and implementation of Halal logistics (HL) in Halal supply chain (HSC) environment.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 15 CSFs/CSF clusters were identified and used to develop an interpretive structural modelling-based hierarchal and structural model. Further, analysis categorises driving and dependence power of factors. MICMAC has been undertaken to analyse how these CSFs and their hierarchies relate, with paths and levels.

Findings

It was found that there is a need to develop proper guidelines, standards and codes, to train the Halal logisticians. Robust ICT and its appropriate implementation seems as the backbone of the HSC. HL emerges as a key component for the Halal industry to succeed, and the same is required to extend the integrity of the Halal products from the farm to the fork. That’s to develop Halal as an intrinsic characteristic. Thus, organisations should have support from specific CSFs. The paper provides managerial implications, recommendations for effective implementation of HL and further in identifying the pull effect of HL.

Research limitations/implications

The model so developed is contextual and based on the perception of qualified experts, and they can have biasness of Halal meat supply chain.

Originality/value

An academic research taking views from different stakeholders with findings valuable to researchers and the policy planners.

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Citation

Haleem, A. and Khan, M.I. (2017), "Towards successful adoption of Halal logistics and its implications for the stakeholders", British Food Journal, Vol. 119 No. 7, pp. 1592-1605. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-12-2016-0637

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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