Perishable Foodstuffs Within the System of Supply Logistics

  • Janez Požar
Keywords: perishable foodstuffs, transportation, supply chains management, cold chain, logistics


Manufacturers and traders have always had to handle themanagement of supply chains. H01vever, this concept in itspresent meaning has only gained major importance in therecentyears. This is the result of linking supply chains with newtechnologies. The supply chain starts and ends with the endbuyer. The essence of supply elwin management is awarenessof the buyer's wishes and rapid delive1y of the required productsor se1vices. Supply chains play an exceptionally important roleroday. A common strategy for joint projects has ro be workedout wirh partners. In orderro achieve this, a lziglz degree of trustmust exist between them. Partners from various disciplines arenot competitors, but complement, and co-operate with eachother. In cold chains that ensure that perishable goods cover theproducer-consumer route in rlze shortest possible time, co-operationand trust are of key importance since only companies ableto provide the buyer with the right product at the right place andat the right price are successful in the market.


J ATP, Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable

Foodstuffs and on the special equipme/11 to be used

for such carriage, United Nations, New York, (1970);

Bramel, J., Simchi-Levi, D.: The Logic of Logistics:

The01y, Algorithms and Applications for Logistic Management,

Springer Series, ( 1997);

Cooper, M. C.: Characteristics of Supply Chain Management

and the Implications for Purchasing and Logistics

Strategy, The International Journal of Logistics Management,

No.4, 13-24, (1993);

Dellino, Clive V. J.: Cold and Chilled Storage Technology,

Blackie Academic & Professional, London, (I 997);

Drew, A. W.: The new logistics management, International

Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics

Management, Vol. 28, No. 9/]0, pp. 666-681, (1998);

Fisher, M.: Managing Short Lifecycle Products, The

Warthon School, (1999);

Fisher, M. L.: What is the right supply chain for your

product, Harvard Business Review, No.4, (1998);

Heap, R. D.: Cargo temperatures in containerised transport,

IIF-IIR Commissions Bl, 132, Dl , D2/3, Palmerstan

North, (1993);

International Institute of Refrigeration: Guide to refrigerated

transport, IIF-IlR, Paris, (1995);

[ 1 OJ In tcrnational Institute of Ref rigcra tion: Cold store guide,


J Lambert, D. M.: Fundamentals of Logistics Management,

McGraw-Hill, (1997);

Nakstad, N. K.: Transport packaging for perishables,

IlF-IIR Commissions Bl, B2, Dl, D2/3, Palmerston

North, (1993);

Robeson, J, F.: The Logistics Handbook, Free Press,


Simchi-Levi, D.: Designing and Managing the Supply

Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Cases, Irwin/McGraw-

Hill, (1999);

Stera, A. C.: Developments in transportation of chilled

produce by sea and air, IIF-HR Commissions 131, B2,

, D2/3, Palmerston North, (1993);

Taylor, L. G.: Cargo Work, the Care, Handling and Carriage

of Cargoes, London, (1981 );

Thomas, Agnew, Cole: Thomas St01vage, Glasgow,


Alber, Karen L. and William T. Walker, Supply Chain

Management: Principles and Techniques for the Practitioner,

Falls Church, VA: APICS Educational & Research

Foundation, Inc., 1998.

Transfrigoroute International, CCT Technical Fiche

: Air temperature recording equipment on means of

carriage, Bern, (1994);

Transfrigoroute International, Manual for transportation

of goods with controlled temperature transportation

equipment, Bern, (1 995);

How to Cite
Požar J. Perishable Foodstuffs Within the System of Supply Logistics. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2024May23];13(6):405-14. Available from:
Older issues