Projects - Building Resilience in UK Food Supply Chains

Research Area:
Sustainable Food Manufacturing

2015 - 2017

Funding Source:

3 years


SMART Members:
Shahin Rahimifard , Jamie Stone


Faced by a host of challenges, from Climate Change, to resource constraints, the UK’s food supply chains, which are heavily dependent on supermarket logistics, are increasingly vulnerable to disruption. This project explores what it means for actors at each step in our supply chains to be food resilient in the 21st century. 


1.      Identify vulnerabilities facing actors at each stage of UK food supply chains and the specific, mitigating, capabilities available to actors at that stage.

2.      From this, establish a baseline model of balanced resilience.

3.      Simulate how future volatility may impact resilience.

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