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Mitigating traceability risks amongst SMEs along the beef supply chain: A multiple case study approach to investigating the role and potential impact of information technology

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posted on 2023-05-23, 13:46 authored by Amuno, M, Mohammad Sadegh TaskhiriMohammad Sadegh Taskhiri, Paul TurnerPaul Turner
This research-in-progress investigates how information technology can be used to mitigate increasing traceability risks being faced by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) along beef industry supply chains. Changing consumer preferences for information on product provenance as well as enhanced food safety requirements have increased the need for businesses to improve their traceability. Unfortunately, most traceability system are designed for large organisations in well-integrated supply chains. For SMEs in fragmented food chains finding ways to respond has proven difficult. Deploying a heuristic traceability framework, the research has used a multiple case study approach that has involved the development, implementation and current on-going evaluation of some low-cost IT traceability tools in 5 different beef supply chain segments involving SMEs. Preliminary results provide new perspectives on the role and potential impact of low cost IT for mitigating risks amongst SMEs in beef chains and for further refining the heuristic traceability framework for SMEs.


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Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Conference on Information Systems


I Miliszewska, G Low, G Beydoun




School of Information and Communication Technology


Association for Information Systems

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Australasian Conference on Information Systems

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Sydney, Australia

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Copyright 2018 the authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU) which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.

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Livestock product traceability and quality assurance; Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified