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Resilience of Agri-Food Supply Chains: Australian Developments After a Decade of Supply and Demand Shocks

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In a world impacted by disruptive events, the importance of incorporating resilience into supply chain design has become paramount. Especially, the risks associated with food supply chains can cause severe consequences directly impacting the health and well-being of societies. Though the Australian food supply chains are notably efficient and profitable, they can no longer narrowly focus on the conventional “triangle” of time, cost, and quality. Rather, they need to consider an additional, new triangle of design attributes: resilience, sustainability, and trust to assure food accessibility and availability during unprecedented events. This chapter aims to analyze different types of risks (health, natural disasters, drought, geopolitics, and technology) threatening Australian food commodities (grain, horticulture, dairy, red meat, seafood, and wine) and explore the potential role of digital technologies as enablers of resiliency in food supply chain.

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Taghikhah, F. et al. (2023). Resilience of Agri-Food Supply Chains: Australian Developments After a Decade of Supply and Demand Shocks. In: Paul, S.K., Agarwal, R., Sarker, R.A., Rahman, T. (eds) Supply Chain Risk and Disruption Management. Flexible Systems Management. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-2629-9_9

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