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By Matthias Lütke Entrup

ISBN-10: 3790815926

ISBN-13: 9783790815924

Creation making plans in clean foodstuff industries is a hard activity. even supposing smooth complex making plans and Scheduling (APS) platforms may provide major help, APS implementation numbers in those industries stay low. consequently, according to an in-depth research of 3 pattern clean nutrients industries (dairy, clean and processed meat), the writer evaluates what APS structures may still provide on the way to successfully aid construction making plans and the way the major structures at the moment deal with the main distinguishing attribute of clean foodstuff industries, the fast product shelf existence. ranging from the pointed out weaknesses, custom-made software program options for every of the pattern industries are proposed that permit to optimize the construction of clean meals with recognize to shelf lifestyles. The e-book thereby bargains helpful insights not just to researchers but additionally to software program companies of APS platforms and execs from clean nutrients industries.

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The answers are evaluated mainly if to whether or not all “must-have” requirements have been covered. Moreover, indications on industry and functional focus, expertise of the provider and pricing are considered to select the short-listed providers. Vendor short list and decision For the short-listed providers, a detailed request-for-proposal is prepared which is usually built around the following points (Davies et al. 4 Implementation of APS Systems x x x x x 31 Functional specifications, Technical specifications (reliability, adaptability, maintainability, security), Training & support, Vendor profile (financials, experience, reference clients, R&D), Pricing for licenses, implementation, training etc.

Therefore, special trainings for the planners are still necessary (Stadtler 2002). Although the APS providers accentuate the inter-company planning aspect of APS systems, most companies do not yet use the systems for this purpose (Corsten and Gössinger 2001b). Most case examples refer to an inter-site planning within one company. Busch et al. (2002) and Steven and Krüger (2002) emphasize that the current generation of APS systems is only less suited to support a heterarchic SC because the coordination of different decision makers is seldom supported.

2). The direct SC from the farmer to the consumer (1) or via a middleman such as a trader (2) has been the dominant FFSC for centuries. However, today this is the exception rather than the rule in developed countries. In many fresh food industries, a SC of type (5) is predominant. g. animals or milk) to the processors. Usually, two types of industrial processors can be distinguished (van Donk 2001). The first processor transforms natural materials into intermediate products. Examples for this type of processors are abattoirs in the meat industry.

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