Jack Crielaard (Wageningen University - Management
Environmental and social issues are increasingly rising up the global
agenda, these include water scarcity, population growth, climate change,
energy, pollution, health and safety. Consumers want affordable food but the
issues of environmental and social responsibility, which adds enormous
complexity to decision making, have increased in importance. Business have
to respond to this. What is needed is a way for businesses to make decisions
that balance the financial drivers with the potential costs of mitigating
against longer term environmental and social externalities. Logistics
operations in supply chains can be planned and executed in a significantly
more sustainable fashion with increased collaboration between firms acting
along a supply chain. Papers that contribute to a better understanding of
sustainability practices in agri-food logistics are invited for this track.
We welcome all kinds of research methods ranging from literature reviews,
quantitative modelling, case study to survey research.