In the past, people consumed mainly local food products. Because of this, supply chains were short, people knew how and where food was produced and sometimes they even bought it directly from the farmer himself. Today, food is available through large supermarket chains that import food products from all over the world. Also, food production is becoming increasingly complicated. This means that food value chains are becoming more and more important. Food chain management involves managing these complicated processes, in which logistics, efficient operational management, cooperation and trust are key words.
In this programme, you will gain a deeper understanding of food value chains. Professional areas of competence include food supply chain management, logistics, purchase management, distribution management, sustainability, lean management, reverse logistics, logistics in practice and the circular economy. You will also learn to function successfully in an international business environment and gain knowledge on: export planning theory, export management simulation, intercultural management and European trade policy.
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