Knowledge management for food supply chain synergies – A maturity level analysis of SME companies

Luciano Batista, Manoj Dora, Jozsef Toth, Adrienn Molnár, Hanif Malekpoor, Sushma Kumari

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Abstract

Despite the considerable number of papers addressing knowledge management (KM) aspects in supply chains, many research issues in the area are still neglected. One of the main research gaps in this field concerns the maturity level of KM practices adoption by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This paper addresses this research gap by developing a framework to support the analysis of the maturity level of KM adoption in an SME context. The framework is applied in a multiple case study developed to investigate the extent to which SMEs operating in the food sector are deploying KM practices to support more sustainable initiatives. By relating KM maturity levels, perspectives and processes to sustainable practices concerning food waste and by-product synergies, the paper makes an original contribution to advance theory and practice in the area. The paper also points out potential barriers that companies face to implement sustainability-related KM practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-1004
Number of pages10
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Volume30
Issue number10-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2019

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Food supply
Knowledge management
Supply chains
Industry
Byproducts
Maturity level
Synergy
Supply chain
Knowledge management practice
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Sustainable development

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Production Planning & Control on 30 June 2019, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09537287.2019.1582104

Keywords

  • Knowledge management
  • food supply chain
  • food waste and by-product synergies

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Batista, Luciano ; Dora, Manoj ; Toth, Jozsef ; Molnár, Adrienn ; Malekpoor, Hanif ; Kumari, Sushma. / Knowledge management for food supply chain synergies – A maturity level analysis of SME companies. In: Production Planning and Control. 2019 ; Vol. 30, No. 10-12. pp. 995-1004.
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