LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For small producers and farmers in the food and beverage industry, short supply chains are one of the best ways to increase profits, negotiating power, and product quality. They are also an excellent way to establish sustainability and fair pricing, and to invigorate local economies.
SpendEdge, a procurement market intelligence firm, acts as a strategic partner for leading companies across all industries, helping them achieve sourcing and procurement excellence and effective supply chain security. Here is their list of the 7 greatest benefits that short supply chains offer producers and customers:
7 benefits of short food industry supply chains
Reduced transportation costs: Operating locally and serving a local community means that short supply chains offer reduced energy and transportation costs and involve less CO2 emissions than longer, more complex supply chains. This means that it is easier to make them sustainable and that they have a less harmful environmental impact.
Reduced risk: Goods in short supply chains are at a reduced risk for damage, contamination, and theft. Minimizing the number of intermediaries between the producer and consumer results in a more secure supply chain, and makes it easier to identify where an error has occurred.
Increased quality: Transporting goods locally means that there is a reduced need for freezing and artificial preservatives. Short supply chains also result in less food waste and reduced disposal costs for farmers and producers, and provide the local population with a direct supply of fresh food.
View the entire list of Top 7 short supply chain benefits for the food and beverage industry from SpendEdge
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