AGRIBUS 7056 - Management and Performance of Global Food Chains

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2014

Agricultural value chains employ half the global labour force, control half of the world's assets and account for some forty percent of consumer purchases. This course explores the management and performance issues surrounding agriculture and food value chains. Students learn the practical, conceptual and academic aspects of value chain assessment and management, including: (i) learning techniques and methods for mapping supply chains and assessing performance; (ii) examining how value chain relationships and information flows impact business outcomes; (iii) investigating strategic supply chain management concepts; (iv) studying the major trends in value chain management; and (v) understanding industrial organization paradigms and strategic behaviour.

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