The International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics

Efficient logistics as a chance of efficient consumer response in the agri-food sector Poznań„,
9-13 September 2014

News & deadlines

14 NOV
The book of abstracts has been posted in the Call for papers tab
14 NOV
The presentations at the plenary session available in the About the Conference
14 NOV
Photo gallery forum located in the tab About Forum

Scientific Programme

1. Security and transparency in the food supply chain:

  • Intelligent transport and storage systems
  • ICT systems and modeling of supply chain (fresh logistics, fast moving goods - FMCG)
  • Legal aspects of food safety in the logistics
  • Regulation of transport of animals, plants and food products
  • CSR corporate social responsibility in the food supply chain
  • Trust and communication in chains
  • Traceability and recall systems
  • Audit of the logistics supply chains
  • Bio-security - solutions and trends
  • Safety in the transport of food (at the national and international level)

 2. Bioenergy market from the perspective of supply chain and logistics issues

  • Organization and management (production, storage, distribution)
  • Logistics infrastructure for the production of bio-energy
  • Modeling of supply chains in the production of bioenergy
  • Analysis of the efficiency of logistics processes
  • Legal aspects of bioenergy production in the logistics issues
  • Transport and storage of biomass
  • Waste biomass logistics
  • Competitiveness of bioenergy production vs. food production

 3. Green Logistics in the food supply chain

  • Organization and management
  • Analysis of the effectiveness, rates, indexes, problems of measurement
  • Process modeling
  • Legal aspects of green logistics
  • Reverse logistics - waste from supermarkets, packaging, etc.
  • Reverse logistics of by-products in the production of raw materials (both from farm and processor)

 4. Organizational and legal forms of cooperation in the food supply chain

  • Agricultural co-operatives industry (eg.:  pigs, fruits and vegetables, wine, grain, tobacco, etc.) - comparative analysis
  • Dairy co-operatives and other processors co-operatives
  • The integration processes in the cooperatives  - the benefits
  • Consumer co-operatives
  • Co-operatives in the context of local market
  • Co-operatives in the context of globalization
  • The role of cooperatives in the development of traditional and regional foods
  • Cooperatives and co-operation in the supply of food, agricultural products and means of production, innovation in co-peratives
  • Producer groups
  • Collaborative advantage and value co-creation
  • Other forms

 5. The competitiveness of the food supply chain

  • Specific characteristics of the food supply chain (international comparison)
  • Expenditures, costs, resource efficiency
  • Organization of logistics (cash flow) in terms of seasonal production cycles
  • The integration processes in the supply chain
  • Outsourcing in food supply chains
  • Good practices in the food supply chain (GAP, GMP, and other)

 6. Technologies and techniques used in the mechanization and computerization of logistics

  • Logistics network and e-logistics
  • Technologies and techniques used in the transport of biomass
  • Modern means of transport
  • Information Decision Support Systems
  • Storage facilities
  • IT technologies supporting the management of supply chains
  • Effectiveness of mechanization and computerization of logistics

 7.  Challenges and trends in food supply chains:

  • Technologies in the processes of tracing and tracking
  • Precision agriculture
  • Risk management
  • Modern logistics strategies (process management)
  • Marketing logistics
  • Sustainable logistics and chain relationships
  • Methods of agribusiness logistics research
  • Logistics within the agritourism
  • Trading platform of food products (commodity exchanges, logistics customer service)
  • Reverse logistics  in the food supply chains
  • Networking solutions in the sale of food
  • Short supply chains of food
  • B2B and B2C logistics
  • The role of logistics centers in the food supply chain
  • Building and maintaining partnerships