Operations and Systems Management

Our PhD students

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Mohammad Alvi

  • Role Title: PhD student
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: tbc
  • Email: mohammad.alvi@myport.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


Nationality:                              Supervisor: Dr Alessio Ishizaka/Dr Maria Barbati                         Year of graduation:

Traceability in the food supply chain has been evolving throughout the years with the advancement in the technology and a better understanding of the complete process of tracking food from farm to fork, still, an outbreak of diseases is an ongoing problem. The government has put legislation in place which is to have the information of the immediate buyer and the immediate supplier. However, due to globalisation the food chains are complex and tracking the information is timely due to the exchange of hands of produce between multiple suppliers. Various businesses have taken up voluntary traceability and they have managed to differentiate themselves from other companies by having their own traceability systems in place i.e. they follow the food from farm to fork instead of just following the legislation. There is no general framework for food traceability in the industry. Hence it is important to understand the behaviour and attitude of the actors involved in the food supply chain. This will give an insight of how the management perceives traceability. This will be the main focus of the research with this insider knowledge steps will be taken to enhance and improve the traceability in the food supply chain