本文主要讲述的是短食品供应链，短食品供应链的形式多种多样，餐饮业就属于其中之一。首先，要考虑到面对面的短食品供应链，即SFSCs。在这种形式的短供应链中，产品直接从生产者处购买。现在的餐厅配送不是这样的供应链，他们从生产商那里购买产品，从生产商那里购买产品，因此在这一点上也引入了一层中介。第二种是所谓的近端SFSCs (Galli and Brunori, 2013)。在这种情况下，买卖双方彼此并不十分接近。然而，消费者、销售者和客源仍然因为一些邻近因素而受益。本篇爱丁堡论文代写文章由英国论文人EducationRen教育网整理，供大家参考阅读。
There are different forms of short food supply chains and the restaurant business falls under one of them. Firstly, it is important to consider the face to face short food supply chain, which also called the SFSCs. In this form of a short supply chain, the product is directly purchased from the producer. Now restaurant delivery is not this form of a supply chain, and nether they buy the product from the producer, the product is bought from the manufacturer and hence one layer of intermediary is also introduced at this point. The second is what is called the proximate SFSCs (Galli and Brunori, 2013). In this, the buying and selling entity are not proximally close to one another. However, still consumers, seller and the source benefit because of some proximity element.
Consumers are aware to a certain extent that the product in question has been locally sourced, even if they have not bought it from the local producers directly. Finally, it is necessary to consider the spatially extended SFSCs. In the spatially extended SFSCs, it is identified that the consumers are outside the region of product (Galli and Brunori, 2013). The consumer will have no awareness of where the product is sourced from or who sells it. The Consumer buys product because of need. The product is transferred elsewhere over a larger distance that leads to the increase in pricing of product. Consequentially, the shelf life of the product also increases.
Much of the research and industry reports agree that restaurant and grocery deliveries as observed in the food industry are cost effective compared to an individual picking up his food from a restaurant or people going to shops individually. Such a form of delivery is not only convenient for the person, but also ensures that it is more environmentally friendly. For instance, the below diagram -Figure 1, showed that how a delivery services will be able to save more of mileage when compared to a personal driving vehicle (Ma, 2013). When many drivers use their personal vehicles they want to purchase food, then they end up spending more on energy. There is no mileage savings possible. The Optimized travel delivery plan not only stops the use of personal vehicles but also ensures that the travel route is planned.