An integrative food handling system for managing inventory information in food warehouses

S. I. Lao, King Lun Tommy Choy, Y. C. Tsim, S. K. Kwok, T. C. Poon

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Abstract

In today's competitive business environment, gathering inventory information is an extremely important practice for logistics parties. This is because this information is essential for managers who have to decide long term and short term resource allocation plans. Proper management of inventory is especially important in the Food Industry because food which can easily deteriorate, is in great demand and relies on a quick response and on a fast supply chain. However, the existing resource management approaches adopted in food warehouses is not satisfactory. A limited number of companies have applied systematic ways to manage inventory information, so, a lot of food deteriorates and stock is sometimes kept in storage after the expiration of its use-by date. The aim of this paper is to provide an Integrative Food Handling System (IFHS) for managing inventory information in food warehouses. It is an inventory information management system, which contains a notification mechanism, and a facilities allocation and stock picking decision support system. The notification mechanism can help control the variations of the storage environment by informing staff when variations occur. The decision support system can help minimize loss of inventory caused by deterioration, contamination and expiry. With the introduction of IFHS, the Food Industry can utilize inventory information, and manage the food handling process, more effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth
Pages1371-1377
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2010
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 18 Jul 201022 Jul 2010

Conference

ConferencePortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period18/07/1022/07/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Economics and Econometrics

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