North-South supply chain alliances between developed and less developed countries: A feasible fresh produce strategy?

Collins, R. and Sun, X. (2006). North-South supply chain alliances between developed and less developed countries: A feasible fresh produce strategy?. In: P. J. Batt, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies. 1st International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (119-124). 19-23 July 2005.

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Author Collins, R.
Sun, X.
Title of paper North-South supply chain alliances between developed and less developed countries: A feasible fresh produce strategy?
Conference name 1st International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies
Conference location Chiang Mai, Thailand
Conference dates 19-23 July 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
ISBN 9789066052406
ISSN 0567-7572
Editor P. J. Batt
Volume 699
Issue 699
Start page 119
End page 124
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Cross hemisphere (north-south) producer alliances are one way of supplying seasonal fresh produce for an extended period. The persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a fruit that is widely consumed in Asia. An alliance of Australian growers, the Australian Persimmon Export Company (APEC), has been developing an international supply chain for its branded persimmons for about 12 years. An APEC alliance with a northern hemisphere supplier would allow supply of its brands for a longer season. In Baoji, Shaanxi province, western China, small areas of the same varieties of persimmon as marketed by APEC are replacing traditional varieties. Baoji persimmon growers are quite poor and disadvantaged by their remoteness from wealthier consumers in coastal provinces. Yet, with assistance, their fruit could meet APEC quality standards. Since early 2003, APEC and the Baoji local government have been exploring how to train local Chinese persimmon farmers to use the APEC production and marketing system. APEC's chain partners in markets such as Singapore and Malaysia could then receive high quality persimmons in early October, when supply is scarce. Returns would be enough to both increase the income of Baoji persimmon growers and invest in further market development that would benefit APEC and Baoji as chain partners. Pilot scale results to date have indicated that this approach to supply chain building is feasible, however, the ability to fund commercial scale application of the concept by all partners may prove to be a short-term limitation.
Subjects 300302 Plant Growth and Development
0706 Horticultural Production
Keyword Supply chain management
Fresh produce
Persimmon
Diospyros kaki
China
Developing economies
Producer alliances
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes I International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies. This document is abstract only. The full text is available to subscribers at http://www.actahort.org/books/699/699_12.htm

 
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