Document Type : Review Paper


1 School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Tabriz, Iran.

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


This paper examines the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Food Supply Chain (FSC) and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of this system. Since this paper is a review study, the papers published from 2014 to June 2021 have been studied and 93 articles related to the field of IoT applications in the FSC have been reviewed. By reviewing the literature, six basic applications obtained for this type of network include transportation procurement, food production, resource/waste management, food safety improvement, food quality maintenance, and FSC transparency. Clustering is used to achieve these. Cluster analysis suggests that researchers should pay more attention to IoT applications for product quality and transparency throughout the supply chain, and consider IT-based systems seamlessly at each level of the supply chain.


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