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The role of Artificial Intelligence networks in sustainable supply chain finance for food and drink industry

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In the last decade, food and drink supply chain management has become an important part of global operations strategy. The global food and drink industries (FDIs) is establishing supply chain operations across countries as a result of increasing demand, this expansion has created challenges in coordinating operations that connect multi-suppliers, one as such is the financial enabler for the multi-layered supply chain network. However, literature on artificial intelligence (AI) in FDIs is limited, this study explores AI theory in supply chain networks and alternative supply chain financing for the FDIs. This study proposes a new conceptual framework based on theoretical contributions identified through literature, a conceptual framework is established and further developed to a meta-framework. This study explored the set-theoretic comparative approach for data analysis, the outcomes of this research suggest that the probable contributions of supply chain networks driven by AI technologies provide a sustainable financing stream for the food and drink supply chain.

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Author(s): Olan F, Shaofeng L, Suklan J, Jayawickrama U, Arakpoun EO

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Production Research

Year: 2021

Pages: Epub ahead of print

Online publication date: 25/04/2021

Acceptance date: 02/04/2021

ISSN (print): 0020-7543

ISSN (electronic): 1366-588X

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2021.1915510


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