Abstract for: Poultry Supply Chain: A System Approach

Supply chains of individual farms linked with final market via intermediate companies are becoming a normal business phenomenon. Yet at present, it is not clear that how such supply chain networks can achieve stability/sustainability in terms of structured network to gain benefits, meeting demand, supply and highest productivity. This quantitative study investigates these questions using a Poultry Breeder production process simulation model and its forward and reverse chains. The model was developed in a system dynamics simulation environment using design science methodology. Model analysis shows that intricate poultry supply chains behave inconsistently over time to meet market demands. This paper also focuses on poultry unused wastes. The objectives of this study are to find out social, economic and environmental benefits through forward and reverse poultry supply chains.