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Milk reception in a time-efficient manner: a case from the dairy processing plant

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dc.contributor.author Zacharski, Krzysztof A.
dc.contributor.author Burke, Niamh
dc.contributor.author Adley, Catherine C.
dc.contributor.author Hogan, Paul
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Alan
dc.contributor.author Southern, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-22T15:59:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-22T15:59:51Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9901
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The short raw milk lifespan is a matter of concern for the dairy processing sector. It is crucial to the final product quality to ensure that raw milk will reach the cooling facility without undue delay while maintaining high hygienic standards. However, an effective milk reception is undermined by numerous internal and external challenges due to the complexity of the dairy manufacturing system and the stochastic variation of the milk supply chain. This work presents an industrial case study where the milk reception performance was examined, and opportunities for improvement were identified. The output provided operational documentation of each stage of milk reception. The outcomes illustrate that existing infrastructure and operations were not set up to manage a post-quota abolition uptake in milk production. A number of shortcomings and challenges were outlined, namely process bottlenecks, inefficient design of the facility layout, lack of standardized procedures, and internal-communication issues. Recommendations for improvements have been provided to achieve a 23.4% reduction of process lead time. These findings provide an opportunity for the industry to review their milk reception operations to deal with stochastic variations in milk supply and seasonality. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Food Control;124, 107939
dc.subject operation optimization en_US
dc.subject manufacturing facility en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.subject dairy sector en_US
dc.subject milk processing en_US
dc.title Milk reception in a time-efficient manner: a case from the dairy processing plant en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.107939
dc.contributor.sponsor EI en_US
dc.relation.projectid TC 2014 0016 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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