Lean Food Processing
Lean Food Processing specifies the competencies required by those involved in the implementation of food safety and quality programs in work areas. It covers the application of industry specific skills and knowledge, including some technical and problem solving ability.
Lean principles should be adopted throughout the food processing industry as like most industries, it faces challenges in the following areas:
1. Discrepancies between the forecast that drives production levels and the actual demand
2. High levels of inventory holdings due to these discrepancies, despite products having short shelf lives
3. Variability in lead times and cycle times, leading to fluctuations in production lead times