Chapter 12. Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

  1. Michael A. Bourlakis and
  2. Paul W. H. Weightman
  1. D. Smith and
  2. L. Sparks

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995556.ch12

Food Supply Chain Management

Food Supply Chain Management

How to Cite

Smith, D. and Sparks, L. (2003) Temperature Controlled Supply Chains, in Food Supply Chain Management (eds M. A. Bourlakis and P. W. H. Weightman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995556.ch12

Editor Information

  1. School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101684

Online ISBN: 9780470995556



  • temperature controlled supply chains;
  • product safety;
  • shelf life;
  • food store;
  • temperature regime


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is a temperature controlled supply chain?

  • Importance of temperature controlled supply chains

  • Changes in temperature controlled supply chains

  • Issues in temperature controlled supply chains

  • Future developments and constraints

  • Summary