Cool Insights: The Need for a Standard Reference Model for Food Chains

Dec 14, 2011 | Atlanta, GA

Amar Ramudhin, director at the Center for Supply Chain Management and Technology at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, authored the eighth installment of the Cool Insights column for the November/December 2011 issue of Food Logistics. In the column, titled “The Need for a Standard Reference Model for Food Chains,” Ramudhin discusses FIRM, the three-level hierarchical Food Integration Reference Model being used at the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Center, for modeling, designing, communicating, and evaluating the food chain.

Previous installments of the Cool Insights column:

Food Logistics, October 2011: Nick Pacitti, a lecturer at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and a partner with Sterling Solutions, authored the seventh installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Beyond Current Perishable Logistics Strategies and Processes.”

Food Logistics, September 2011:  Alejandro MacCawley, ISyE PhD student and research associate for the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, authored the sixth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “What You Produce… is What Your Consumer Gets?” 

Food Logistics, August 2011:  Dr. Dario Solis, managing director of the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center, authored the fifth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “A New Cold Chain for Panama.”

To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Institute’s (SCL) Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC), Food Logistics Magazine initiated a new column titled Cool Insights.  The column, which began with the April / May 2010 issue, has exclusively featured thoughts from the faculty, staff, and partners of the IFC on various aspects of food chain.

  • Amar Ramudhin, director at the Center for Supply Chain Management and Technology at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
    Amar Ramudhin, director at the Center for Supply Chain Management and Technology at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute

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