Oil Palm Industry Economic Journal Vol. 9 (1) March 2009 p. 20-28

Management of the Malaysian Oil Palm Supply Chain: The Role of FFB Dealers

Ayat K Ab Rahman; Ramli Abdullah; Mohd Arif Simeh and Faizah Mohd Shariff
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The fresh fruit bunch (FFB) dealer sub-sector is part of the Malaysian palm oil supply chain. It is inter-related with other sub-sectors either directly or indirectly. It serves as a intermediary between the smallholders and the millers. FFB dealers need to be efficient so that the FFB sent to the mills within 24 hr after harvesting remain in good quality. Shortfalls may affect the efficiency of the other sectors as well as the whole industry. The study found that the dealers have found ways of making profits and have undergone several structural changes. Despite the challenges, there is still scope for their improvement.

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