Abstract: This article is aimed at substantiating the prospects and developing recommendations for quality management in the food market in favor of sustainable development based on industrial and manufacturing engineering in the digital economy. Taking into account the influence of factors and using the capabilities of industrial and manufacturing engineering in the age of digital economy when studying quality management in the food market on the basis of industrial and manufacturing engineering determines the originality and uniqueness of this study. The benefits of digitalization are substantiated in it for the first time, not from the standpoint of enterprises (productivity growth) or the state (growth of transparency and accountability), but from the standpoint of consumers through the lens of quality. The novelty of the research also consists in the development and application of a new scientific and methodological approach to measuring quality in the food market, based on a broad interpretation of quality in the unity of consumer properties, sufficiency and availability of food products. The new approach opens up opportunities for learning and managing the quality in the food market for sustainable development that were not available previously. The authors developed a scientific and methodological approach to the quality management in the food market for sustainable development based on industrial and manufacturing engineering in the digital economy, proposed policy implications for its practical application, and conducted a case study, and tested a new approach on the example of the soybean seed market in Russia.
Keywords: Quality; Sustainable Development; Agricultural Management; Food Production; Food Nutrition Improvement; Agricultural Innovation; Food Security
Recieved: 29.10.2020 Accepted: 01.03.2021 UDC: 502.131.1