Halal Supply Chain Competencies

A Framework for Human Capability Development

Authors

  • Adam Voak The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia
  • Brian Fairman The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia
  • Hana Catur Wahyuni Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25120/jre.3.2.2023.4021

Keywords:

Halal Supply Chain; Human Capability Development; Supply Chain Resilience; Capability Framework

Abstract

The global Halal industry is governed by Islamic ethical principles and dietary laws, which require a specialized workforce equipped with unique competencies (Abderahman et al., 2021). The Halal supply chain's complexity arises from, cultural and religious sensitivities, specific regulatory frameworks, transparency demands, sourcing challenges, logistical intricacies, rigorous certification, consumer preferences, market dynamics, risk management and the need for ongoing innovation. Navigating these multiple complexities is vital for maintaining resilience in the global Halal supply chain whilst meeting consumer expectations.

This paper presents a formative framework for human capability development with regard to the Halal supply chain, with a special focus on ensuring its resilience. In recognizing the multifaceted challenges faced by individuals operating in the sector, directly and indirectly, the proposed harmonised framework offers a structured approach to Halal supply chain competency development (De Boni & Forleo, 2019). The framework comprises four key dimensions that deal with aspects of (i) Assurance, (ii) Socio-Cultural and Ethical (iii) Technical and Operational, and (iv) Market-Related. Organizations can potentially employ this framework to design training programs, assess their current capabilities and strategically develop their human resources, thereby ensuring the Halal supply chain can build resilience while delivering high-quality assured products to a global consumer base ensuring sustainable growth and prosperity, without compromising Islamic principles (Yaacob et al., 2018).

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2023-12-29

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Voak, A., Fairman, B., & Wahyuni, H. C. (2023). Halal Supply Chain Competencies: A Framework for Human Capability Development. Journal of Resilient Economies (ISSN: 2653-1917), 3(2). https://doi.org/10.25120/jre.3.2.2023.4021