Title: Supply chain process of olive oil industry

Authors: Rupesh Kumar; Surendra Kansara

Addresses: Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, College of Management & Economic Studies (CoMES), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India; CEG-IST, Department of Engineering and Management, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, A. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001, Lisboa, Portugal ' Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Constituent of Symbiosis International University, Nashik, 422008, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: The supply chain in olive oil industry consists of many phases that include olive fruits extraction, processing, packaging, and distribution to consumers. The purpose of this research is to throw the light on olive oil industry supply chain process and its phases prevalent for different countries on the basis of literature. The study identifies important stages with respect to olive oil supply chain process; these are the quality of olive fruits and oil, organising the olive farming systems and throw light on the necessity of consumer's awareness regarding understanding differences in the variety of olive oils. The study likely to help practitioners, researchers, academicians, and managers to get an overview of using multi-criteria decision methods for improving supply chain process of the olive industry.

Keywords: olive fruits; olive oil; supply chain management; quality; multi-criteria decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2018.090829

International Journal of Management Practice, 2018 Vol.11 No.2, pp.141 - 170

Received: 26 Oct 2016
Accepted: 06 Aug 2017

Published online: 19 Jan 2018 *

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