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Quality & Consistency

  1. 1. <ul><li>Bipin Deo </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant APEDA </li></ul>QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  2. 2. <ul><li>Varietal Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Quality planting material </li></ul><ul><li>Agronomical practices </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Maturity / Harvest stage </li></ul>QUALITY OF PRODUCT Market Facilitation Center, The Netherlands
  3. 3. <ul><li>Harvesting when flowers are ready. – Process must be elastic and flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical 20 or T - 20. </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality (bacterial load, salinity, temperature and pH). </li></ul><ul><li>Pre - cooling of the product. </li></ul><ul><li>Forced Air Cooling before loading the boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Retail guarantees: Vase life 7 days. </li></ul>QUALITY OF PROCESS Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  4. 4. PACKAGING Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  5. 5. Secure your flowers Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  6. 6. Secure your flowers Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  7. 7. Cut Stage Demo in Green House Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  8. 8. Invest in Quality Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  9. 9. Invest in Quality- Vase Life testing Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  10. 10. Consumer Testing Phase Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  11. 11. <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Environment – severe summers can be upto 40Deg C and Monsoon would mean .. Prepare for this in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Product Homogeneity – Age of the plantation </li></ul><ul><li>Product Specification – </li></ul><ul><li>ROSES : Length and diameter of the bud </li></ul><ul><li>Liliums : Number of Buds lentgh </li></ul><ul><li>Chyrasanthemums : Weight per Bunch </li></ul><ul><li>Anthuriums : Dia of the Anthurium </li></ul><ul><li>Supplying to the schedule – No room for excuses! </li></ul>Consistency Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  12. 12. BUD LENGTH Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  13. 13. BUD DIAMETER Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  14. 14. Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands Uniformity in the bunch and the Batch Batch Uniformity
  15. 15. Uniformity in the Bunch and Batch Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  16. 16. Quality Assurance Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands Elaborate Quality In Check and Out check Procedures at the dispatch points on the farm. Tracking and recording the Conformity to Bud Specification and its deviation from the Specification Cool chain from Pack House to final sales in Destination Markets Certification : MPS-GAP ; EUREP GAP etc
  17. 17. <ul><li>Know your quality </li></ul><ul><li>Map your growing environment </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitize your work force at the grass root level to Quality and consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Break every step in the product and process into small steps( Time motion Study of each and every Process) </li></ul><ul><li>Small steps lead to big results </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and Quality alone will be our USP.. </li></ul>Conclusions Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands
  18. 18. Thank you Market Facilitation Centre, The Netherlands

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