Who Really Uses Value Chains?

The value chain is a recent formalised system for evaluating and understanding the issues up stream and downstream of a food processing operation that can effect its viability. An example of a value chain from Cambodia is given below.

 

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from: Agro Biz Cambodia
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The full article presents information on process, technology and equipment in tabular form.

I am interested in how this type of “technology” which every successful business had mastered during its development becomes formalised and then becomes a buzzword that is widely used but seldom impactfuly implemented. It becomes a kind of tick the box issue that all projects should have but few utilise innovatively.

Maybe thats too cynical but why not tell me what you think?

 

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