The paper "Supply Chain Food Quality in the Australian Beef Processing Industry" is an outstanding example of a business article. Today’ s supply chain management practices require increased collaboration and relationships with partners to ensure success and positive working relations (Mena, Humphiries & Wilding 2009, p. 762). Numerous factors must be considered in terms of ensuring successful supply chains where partners can benefit effectively including the consumers. The following paper aims at analyzing Ming Juan Ding, Ferry Jie, Kevin A Parton, and Margaret Matanda’ s article titled ‘ Relationships between quality of information sharing and supply chain food quality in the Australian beef processing industry’ . The article by Ding, et al.
(2014, p. 85) offers a significant implication for supply chain management specifically in the food industry. Ding, et al. , (2014, p. 85) seek to evaluate supply chain practices and the supply food chain quality performance illustrations in the Australian beef processing trade. It focuses on investigating the importance of different supply chain practices affects food quality in the food chain system. These supply chain practices include information sharing, strategic alliance, customer focus, information quality, trust and commitment, and cooperative behavior.
By investigating these practices, the article can significantly contribute to the current knowledge and professional practices in the food supply chain. Nonetheless, a critical review of the article in terms of its methods, findings, discussions, and conclusions as arguments can offer an increased understanding of the different supply chain practices in the supply chain. Ding, et al. , (2014, p. 85) begin the article by briefly introducing the Australian meat processing industry through a quick literature review of the main facts. The Australian beef industry is explored in terms of production averages, the number of employees working in the industry.
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