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Critically examine the current state of traceability in the Nigerian grain sector 2. Conduct a need assessment on the Nigerian grain sector with regards to its traceability: Critically explore the benefits of applicability of traceability systems in the Nigerian grain supply chain 4.
Develop a framework for implementing efficient traceability system, safety and information transparency 5. Make recommendations for improvement based on the needs assessment Justifying the research Aims and Objectives The research aims and objectives presented above have been developed based on the Supply chain research proposal that traceability is important in developing an enhanced food supply chain system.
Given its importance, various safety and traceability systems and laws are implemented in various countries Laux, The EU for example enacted a law in guiding the implementation of efficient traceability system within peripheral EU countries particularly regarding the food supply chain, yet in a country like Nigeria where the grain supply chain system is important to the development of the food industry, traceability is weak and hardly implemented Ilebani, As a result therefore, the aims and objectives presented would allow a critical examination of the specific case of Nigerian grain sector with regard to its traceability system and some of the important issues surrounding the current scenario.
Proposed Data Collection Data would be collected by utilizing both the qualitative and quantitative research methods with the aim to achieve a balanced, valid and reliable outcome in the proposed research. One of the methods would be through the utilization of the survey technique using a predesigned 7 point likert scale questionnaire.
The questionnaire would be administered to Nigerian companies involved in the food supply chain. Also, given the geographical differences in the Nigerian food and supply chain industry, data would be collected across different states and locations to ensure balance and avoid lopsidedness.
The questionnaire would be adopted from the work of Wang et al, who assessed traceability in the Chinese seafood market, however would be modified to reflect the present reality and meet the current objectives. Similar to the work of Wang ibidthe questionnaire would contain various parameters and questions bothering on the implementation of traceability within the value and supply chain systems of the organisations.
In addition, several stakeholders and managers of grain firms would be interviewed across different companies and departments to gain broader perspective pertaining to the implementation of traceability in their respective organisations.
In addition to both primary data collection, secondary data would be used in support of the primary data. Mainly, such data would be collected from Nigerian food and agricultural management databases in addition to other available documentary evidence. To further boost the data collection and enhance the validity of the research outcome, evidence from previous research particularly from the Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria would be used.
By utilizing the underlined data collection approaches, a sufficiently robust perspective can be gained into the general status of the traceability system of the Nigerian grain supply chain. This would consequently help to develop a framework for future implementation. Literature Review During the past decade, the global food and agricultural have been characterized by two main prevailing descriptions: The changing nature of the food system has mainly relied on electro-mechanical systems, under which there are new challenges for sustainable production and processing practices that promote a balanced approach to the problems of food quality, safety, and good environmental stewardship Opara, Given the increasingly important nature of logistics and supply chain in the development of modern food and agricultural system and in managing food quality and information visibility, traceability has become important in fostering transparency of the supply chain through the use of verifiable records and labelling Giese, Firstly our research is indented to measure the impact of adaptation of the Green techniques in the Supply chain management of the organizations using a qualitative research tools.
Initially a primary research would be conducted to derive the latest first hand information from the industry practitioners/5(14K). CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Tower Square, Number 4, E. Washington St., North Attleboro, MA CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly is published by Supply Chain Media LLC, a joint venture of CSCMP and AGiLE Business Media LLC.
The views and opinions expressed in articles appearing in CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly are the authors' and do not necessarily reflect those of the Council . For this research project, research Topic is “The Use of Traceability in Supply Chain”. Introduction Supply chain is an important aspect for any business as it is related with transfer of raw material into finished goods that is used by customers.
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After that, definition of supply chain and its integration are described. My discussion will generate research questions and a purpose for this thesis which will end this chapter. Background. The importance of supply chain management (SCM) and information technology are increased day by day.
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