Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st International Conference on Business Management

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Supply Chain and Risk Management: An empirical approach in food chain businesses
Juan Manuel Ramon-Jeronimo, Raquel Florez-Lopez, Lisa Jack

Last modified: 26-08-2015


Departing on our limited understanding of how risks give rise to management controls and performance, this paper aims to better understand the role of Performance Measurement Systems (PMS) and Risk Management Systems (RMS) in food chain businesses. To do so, both case-based research and survey methods are used to develop a comprehensive inventory of the main risks that food supply food managers face, and to provide insight regarding the management control mechanisms they use for enhancing relational performance. Results shows a trend toward a higher management control in food supply relationship, with positive effects on partners’ organisational fit and performance. However some risk sources are still under-managed, as those related to technical uncertainties (transportation problems, long-distance, uncertain technology) and second-tier problems, which represent upcoming challenges in food supply networks.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ICBM.2015.1264



Performance Measurement Systems; Risk Management Systems; Risk Sources; Food Supply Chain

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