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Findings from INSEAD Provides New Data about Manufacturing (A School Feeding Supply Chain Framework: Critical Factors for Sustainable Program Design)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Manufacturing. According to news reporting out of Fontainebleau, France, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "School feeding is an established development aid intervention with multiple objectives including education, nutrition, and value transfer. Traditionally run by international organizations in low-income settings, school feeding programs have had a substantial impact in many less-developed countries."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from INSEAD, "However, recent rethinking by the World Bank and the World Food Programme has prompted a shift toward long-term, sustainable solutions that rely more upon local resources, local capacity, and community participation. Supply chain management, which is critical to program delivery, is vital to developing a sustainable approach to school feeding. We propose a theoretical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that shape the supply chain and connects them to the objectives and performance measures of sustainable programs. Drawing upon supply chain management theory, current school feeding practices, and expert feedback, this article contributes to development aid logistics and program transitioning with a focus on sustainable program design."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to school feeding and relevant supply chain issues, a framework to identify sustainability problems in school feeding supply chains, and a starting point for further research on program design."

For more information on this research see: A School Feeding Supply Chain Framework: Critical Factors for Sustainable Program Design. Production and Operations Management, 2014;23(6):990-1001. Production and Operations Management can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Production and Operations Management -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Kretschmer, INSEAD, Technol & Operat Management Humanitarian Res Grp, F-77305 Fontainebleau, France. Additional authors for this research include S. Spinler and L.N. Van Wassenhove.

Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, Fontainebleau, Manufacturing

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Source: Journal of Technology

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