e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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About the preparedness of dairy companies for ECR


The German food market has undergone tremendous changes within the last years: in the food retail a concentration process has taken place, discount-stores have gained market shares, and consumers have shown a hybrid and smart buying behaviour demanding highest quality at the lowest price. New information technologies have been developed and enable a closer collaboration between the members of the chain. Therefore, the former isolated management of single firms must be replaced by a vertical comprehensive management encompassing each individual member of the supply chain. In this context, Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) is seen to be the successful supply chain strategy for the grocery industry. This paper gives an overview of the ECR concept and its single strategies. Core requirements for a successful implementation of ECR are approved. Thereby, German, Austrian and Swiss dairies were surveyed about their preparedness and implementation ratio of ECR. Seven factors regarding the requirements were identified. But these essential requirements for a successful ECR implementation are rarely fulfilled up to now. In practice, ECR is often only tailored to IT concerns. Distrust in the relationship between dairy companies and retailers and a lack of strategic orientation are the main obstacles for a consequent implementation. According to these findings the implementation ratio of ECR strategies is very low and the polled dairy companies meet only single aspects regarding enablers at the moment. The necessary logistic and marketing instruments are currently not implemented.

  • DE
  • Tech_Univ_Munich (DE)
Data keywords
  • information technology
Agriculture keywords
  • supply chain
Data topic
  • information systems
International Agri-Food Chains and Networks: Management and Organization
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    e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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