Agricultural Supply Chains and Industry 4.0: Technological Advance for Sustainability

Stella Despoudi*, Konstantina Spanaki, Oscar Rodriguez-Espindola, Efpraxia D. Zamani

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book explores the impact of industry 4.0 on agricultural supply chains, exploring how changes such as increased digitisation, automation, and the digital value chain, will impact food production globally. At a time when increasing population and environmental degradation puts stress on food supply chains, traditional farming operation models struggle to maintain both sustainability and transparency. Industry 4.0 could lead to digitalised ways of farming and agricultural production processes that will transform the traditional operating and process models to digital, data-intensive methods focusing on analytics and decision-making practices. This book aims to provider the reader with an understanding of the concept of Agriculture 4.0 in relation to supply chain management. Different applications of Agricultural 4.0 supply chains are discussed in relation to their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages101
ISBN (Electronic)9783030727703
ISBN (Print)9783030727697
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2021


  • 3D printing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Cyber security
  • Farming
  • Internet of things
  • Robotics
  • Supply chain logistics


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