My research focuses on traceability in tempered (fresh and frozen) food supply chains and especially on sharing and visualizing information in logistical material and goods flows. Packaging logistics is an important factor in the research. It is an information carrier that provides food supply chain actors and end consumers with legal and regulatory requirements on food traceability and production control. Information technology is another important factor. It generates added values and/ or utility values related to the implementation of automatic identification and data capture techniques (AIDC techniques such as barcodes, RFID, printed electronics) for the unique identification of goods, and to the introduction of information standards. Another information technological aspect, covered in my research, involves the techniques (apps for mobile phones, open source based GIS applications) and principles for visualization of information in food supply chains.
I collaborate with Chalmers University of Technology, SIK – The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, The Swedish Board of Fisheries, NOFIMA – The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, the Norwegian research organization SINTEF, Matís – Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D. My research network also includes system development companies and consultancy firms.
Ongoing: Traceability System for Fish (feasibility study)
Completed: GIS-Fish, Part 1, a feasibility study about improved traceability in the fisheries industry (2008), funded by the Swedish Board of Fisheries.
GIS-Fish, Part 2, improved traceability in the fisheries industry (2010), funded by Västra Götalandsregionen, Region Halland, The Swedish Board of Fisheries, and European Fishery Fund, eTrace, in cooperation with SINTEF and Matis, partly funded by European Safe Food Era.
Teaching and administration
Environmental and Quality Management from a Logistics Perspective (SMLA90), Campus Helsingborg
ECOCLASS, Campus Helsingborg.
Supervisor of Bachelor thesis students, Campus Helsingborg.
Please visit my blog where traceability and food supply chain related issues are further discussed: http://foodsupplychaintraceability.blogspot.com/