Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
JIT applicability to balance supply chain and operations of fruits and vegetables processing industries
Author(s): Dr. Sarika Yadav, Hargovind Singh
Abstract: Fruits and vegetables are essential part of our food system. Wastage of these natural food product leads to economic loss for country as well as for human. The fruits and vegetable loss their nutritional values with time if handling and preservation is not efficient. Value chain for fresh fruits & vegetables describes range of activities from farm to fork. Fruit and vegetables are perishable commodities & these commodities are cheaper and better source for human nutrition requirement. This study focuses on just in time tools that are used by industries to increase its operational efficiencies both backward as well forward to reduce their losses from supply chain and processing. JIT supply chain and JIT manufacturing elements acceptability is very necessary to reduce flow losses in system. This study is carried out to identify the number of JIT elements that contribute to the success of Small scale industries with special reference to fruit and vegetable industry. This study is based on secondary data with more focus on food processing industry encompassing small scale sector. Result has been validated using t test. This study support the notion that Just in Time support the impression that JIT has potential to increase operational and supply chain efficiencies and effectiveness of fruit processing industries.