Supply Chain Control Principles in Local Food Production: A Norwegian Case Study

Heidi C. Dreyer, Jan O. Strandhagen, Maria K. Thomassen, Anita Romsdal, Erik Gran


Based on an analysis of the supply chain of four producers of local specialty foods, we explore how planning and control principles can be applied to align supply chain capabilities and market requirements. It has been shown that local food struggles with market access, and that the supply chain is one of the obstacles preventing local food producers from gaining a solid market position. We identify a number of features of the local food chain, analyse the obstacles and develop generic designs and control principles for local food producers.


Local food production; Norwegian food artisans; Supply chain design; Control principles

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ISSN 1869-6945


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