Fraunhofer Groups / Alliances

Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance

Food Chain Management (FCM) focuses on the chain of food manufacturing as an integral process-extending from the primary production via processing and trade until it reaches the consumers. 
The aim is to analyze and optimize these processes in order to finally supply consumers with qualitatively spotless food as efficiently and reliably as possible.

Significant aspects:

  • Food safety 
  • Food quality 
  • Traceability of food from the primary producers via the  manufacturers up to the sellers

The aims of the Alliance:

The Fraunhofer »Food Chain Management« Alliance aims at introducing latest scientific know-how in new products and solutions of this field by means of mutual projects.  For this purpose, the platform Food Chain Management of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft shall merge the expertise of all partners, i.e. a total of 10 institutes.

Business Areas

  • Food chemistry 
  • Food packaging technology 
  • Logistics
  • Microsystem technology

Spokesmen of the alliance

Dr. Mark Bücking

Spokesman of the Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Auf dem Aberg 1
57392 Schmallenberg, Germany

Phone +49 2972 302-304
Fax +49 2972 302-319


Dr.-Ing. Andreas Hengse

Deputy spokesman of the Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance

Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance

Auf dem Aberg 1
57392 Schmallenberg, Germany

Phone +49 30 5306-2177
Mobile +49 162 7440296