BANANA INVENTORY CONTROL
An Inventory Management Optimization Honey Roasted Banana Products : A Case Study of the Local Herbal Processing Community Enterprise Group at Mae Ramat Sub-district, Mae Ramat District, Tak Province
Objective of this research is to increase the efficiency of inventory management of honey roasted banana. A case study. A community enterprise, local herb processing group, Mae Ramat Sub-district, Mae Ramat District, Tak Province. The method for conducting research is to develop inventory management processes. Honey-Roasted Banana Product, Kham La, a case study of community enterprise, local herb processing group, Mae Ramat sub-district, Mae Ramat district, Tak province by analyzing economical production quantity (EOQ) and new production point (ROP). 1. Raw banana raw materials should be ordered when the remaining 158 kilograms and the order is 34 kilograms every 2 days, 2. Salt raw materials should be ordered with 1 bag remaining and the order is 1 time. Bags every 122 days, 3. Honey raw materials should be ordered when remaining 1 bottle and ordering 1 bottle every 21 days, 4. Charcoal raw materials found that the order should be placed when remaining 1 sack and ordering. Buy 3 sacks at a time every 7 days, 5.Raw materials Packaging box There should be an order of 675 boxes and 17 boxes per order every 22 days, 6. Foil raw materials should be ordered when remaining 2 bundle and 6 bundle orders every 61 days and7. Roasted Banana Products with Honey Kham La Should be produced when the remaining 68 boxes and produce 53 boxes each time every 3 days. From the original that did not have a fixed number of production It will help the production of honey roasted bananas sufficient to meet the needs of customers, not overproduction of honey-baked bananas, which is the reason that the honey-baked bananas are left over stock and also to meet the needs of the customers sufficiently.
This data article is related to the research article “Comparative life cycle assessment of coffee jar lids made from biocomposites containing poly (lactic acid) and banana fiber”. The article reports the model parameters used to construct each stage and unit process inventory of the life cycle of coffee jar lids, and the subsequent inventories of the investigated system. It also contains details of calculations and descriptions of inventory uncertainties. Primary data were obtained from lab-scale and pilot-scale tests during product preparation. Secondary data collection was based on detailed review of related international and regional literature, databases and recognized web sites. The data presented here can be used by future life cycle assessment studies on natural fiber composites in packaging applications.
Five ways to ignite your banana sales: How to manage displays and inventory to keep customers coming back
How to manage displays and inventory to keep customers coming back
PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2016 – With bananas at the top of most supermarkets’ register rings, it pays for distributors and produce managers to keep their banana inventories and displays in top-notch form.
“The banana category is historically the largest retail produce category. Since bananas are available year-round, an effective prominent display draws customers into your produce department,” said Kevin Frye, a banana merchandising expert who has spent more than nine years working with wholesale distributors and retailers in the produce industry. Frye is currently the North American Sales Manager for Ripelock™ Quality System at Farmsoft Solutions, Inc.
“If the banana display looks appealing, customers will likely buy more bananas, and they’ll feel confident in the quality and freshness of the other fruit in the store,” he said.
Frye offers five tips for making the most of your banana program:
1. Strive for perfect color. Retailer experience shows that consumers prefer to purchase and eat bananas at color stage 5 or 6, when bananas have bright yellow peels and firm pulp. “If bananas are too green or too ripe, customers will likely pass by the display or purchase fewer bananas because they’ll be afraid the fruit will not taste good or go bad too quickly,” said Frye.
One way to achieve and hold perfect color is through the RipeLock Quality System. RipeLock works with the banana’s natural ripening process to maintain optimal color three to five days longer than conventional bananas. That means, without increasing shrink, produce managers can consistently offer bananas with the ideal color that can lead to higher sales and repeat customers.
2. Right-size your displays. If the banana display table is too large, fruit doesn’t turn over fast enough to maintain freshness. Yet a table that is too small will require too-frequent restocking. Also consider the traffic flow in the produce department, since good-looking bananas can tempt an impulse buy as well as a planned purchase.
“Regardless of display size, RipeLock helps keep bananas longer at optimal color, without frequent restocking or extra deliveries,” Frye said.
3. Consider display surfaces. Since bananas bruise easily, a soft padded surface is best. Be sure to display bananas in a single layer with the stems up.
4. Manage inventory. Accuracy in sales forecasting is another key to a successful banana program – or a potential headache for the produce manager.
“If the sales forecast is too high and the bananas don’t sell fast enough, the manager can’t hold them to sell later. Unlike potatoes or apples, bananas won’t last a few days, let alone into next week,” Frye said. “On the other hand, if the sales forecast is too low, the store may run out of yellow bananas and have to display fruit that is too green for customer acceptance.”
The RipeLock Quality System reduces that stress by giving managers a broader window of freshness and more inventory flexibility – even for stores with less frequent deliveries or no weekend deliveries. With RipeLock, bananas last longer at the consumer-preferred yellow color, both in the store and in the home.
5. Don’t forget the back room. An effective banana display starts while fruit is staged for stocking. If the back room is unrefrigerated or not air conditioned during hot weather, stored bananas will continue to ripen — potentially beyond the optimal color stage. “In most back-room environments, RipeLock eliminates the need to open bags and reduces the need to ‘air stack’ boxes,” Frye said.
“Your banana program is an essential component of a produce department that can deliver loyal customers. Be sure you have bananas available in the right color to meet consumer expectations and the proper inventory to maximize your sales,” he said.