Performance Evaluation of Food Cold Chain Logistics Enterprise Based on the AHP and Entropy

Performance Evaluation of Food Cold Chain Logistics Enterprise Based on the AHP and Entropy

Yazhou Xiong (Research Centre of Mining and Metallurgy Culture & Socio-economic Development in the Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River, Hubei Polytechnic University, Huangshi, China), Jie Zhao (School of Economics and Management, Hubei Polytechnic University, Huangshi, China) and Jie Lan (School of Economics and Management, Hubei Polytechnic University, Huangshi, China)
DOI: 10.4018/IJISSCM.2019040104

Abstract

This article evaluates the performance of food cold chain logistics enterprises based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and entropy method. Based on the analysis of the present situation, an evaluation system of food cold chain logistics enterprises is established from four aspects, including the financial management, cold chain logistics process, development ability and customer service. The AHP method is used to determine subjective weights, and entropy method is used to get experts' own weights. Finally, a comprehensive index fusion weight is conducted. In addition, the result of an empirical analysis proved to be valid.
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Meaning And Composition Of Food Cold Chain Logistics

Food cold chain refers to a special supply chain system, in which perishable food which is processed, stored, transported, distributed, retailed, until transferred to the final consumer from the place of origin after being purchased or fished. In order to ensure food quality and safety, reduce wastage, and prevent pollution, its various links are always at the required low temperature of the product.

In China's logistics industry standards, these cold chain foods always consist of the following three categories: First, primary agricultural products, mainly poultry, eggs, milk, meat, aquatic products, fruits and vegetables. Second, processing agricultural and sideline food, mainly egg processing, slaughtering and meat processing, aquatic products processing and fruits and vegetables processing and so on. Third, manufacturing food, mainly dairy products, frozen food, canned food and edible ice, quick-frozen food, soft beverages.

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