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Re-distributed manufacturing and the food-water-energy nexus: Opportunities and challenges

Johannes Veldhuis, Anton, Glover, Jane, Bradley, David, Behzadian, Kourosh, Lopez-Aviles, Alma, Cottee, Julian, Downing, Clare, Ingram, John, Leach, Matthew, Farmani, Raziyeh , Butler, David, Pike, Andy, De Propris, Lisa, Purvis, Laura, Robinson, Pamela and Yang, Aidong Re-distributed manufacturing and the food-water-energy nexus: Opportunities and challenges Production Planning & Control.

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Addressing the intersection of two important emerging research areas, re-distributed manufacturing (RDM) and the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus, this work combines insights from engineering, business and policy perspectives and explores opportunities and challenges towards a more localised and sustainable food system. Analysis centred on two specific food products, namely bread and tomato paste reveals that the feasibility and potential of RDM vary with the type of food product and the supply chain (SC) components. Physically, energy efficiency, water consumption and reduction of waste and carbon footprint may be affected by scale and location of production activities and potentials of industrial symbiosis. From the business perspective, novel products, new markets and new business models are expected in order for food RDM to penetrate within the established food industry. Studies on policies, through the lens of public procurement, call for solid evidence of envisioned environmental, social and economic benefits of a more localised food system. An initial integrated framework is proposed for understanding and assessing food RDM and the FEW nexus

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
Johannes Veldhuis, Anton
Glover, Jane
Bradley, David
Behzadian, Kourosh
Cottee, Julian
Downing, Clare
Ingram, John
Farmani, Raziyeh
Butler, David
Pike, Andy
De Propris, Lisa
Purvis, Laura
Robinson, Pamela
Yang, Aidong
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Production Planning and Control on [date of publication], available online:[Article DOI or URL].
Uncontrolled Keywords : Food-energy-water nexus; Re-distributed manufacturing; Local food; Food manufacturing; Business model; Policy
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 11 Jul 2017 14:03
Last Modified : 11 Dec 2018 11:23

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