Application of Information and Technology in Supply Chain Management of Fruits and Vegetables – A Brief Overview


Authors : Mahesh Shanmugasundaram, Rajendran Chellaiah, Om Prakash Chauhan, Jayathilakan Kizhekkedath

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 4 - April

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- India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. The supply of these materials from farm-to-fork constitute the supply chain management. This network is complex because of the perishable nature of the produce, difference in the demand and supply which affects the pricing and food safety. Information technology helps the farmer to obtain the best agricultural practices, reports about monsoon, current prices of fruits and vegetables and in overcoming poor infrastructural facilities. This supply chain also requires a continuous cold chain during various steps along its network. Currently technologies like RFID, GPS, Data recorder, Blockchain are used with Information technology (IT) mainly in tracking and tracing the products right from the field to the consumer. In food sector the IT is mainly utilized for the supply chain management, traceability, ecommerce, total quality management.

Keywords : Fruits, Vegetables, Information and technology, Supply chain, Management.

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