Value Chain Management in Agribusiness
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- 20 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Describe the function, processes and management of agribusiness value chains
- Identify and describe practical examples of successful agribusiness value chains
- Analyse a value chain and propose improvements to increase effectiveness and efficiency
- Value Chains vs Supply Chains
- Value Chains Structure & Function
- Stakeholders and Actors
- Value in Value Chains
- Value Chain Upgrading and Improvement
- Telling the story
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Value chain management (VCM) is an important strategy to improve the performance of agribusinesses. VCM integrates value chain components and resources including performance management and monitoring processes. Understanding value chains enables insight into the supply chain and supports identifying efficient strategy development and value in the most cost effective way; the primary means of achieving and sustaining value lies in optimising the net value of products to end users at the lowest possible production cost and also optimising added value for each participant in the chain.
This subject introduces the concept of value chains and how they are managed in practice. Through the use of case studies, you will investigate stakeholders, structure and valuecreating elements and demonstrate how a focus on value can benefit all the businesses in a producer-to-consumer chain. It also explores the enablers of, and barriers to, successful value chain management.
A range of activities will be used to investigate VCM, including case studies, developing and illustrating infographics, and oral presentations explaining how discipline knowledge is applied to practice.
- Engagement Task 1: Perception activity (0%%)
- Engagement Task 2: Assessment Task 1 (0%%)
- Infographic (25%%)
- Case Study (50%%)
- Oral Presentation (25%%)
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