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Food factory design: reality and challenges faced by Malaysian SMEs


Noor Hasnan, Noor Zafira and Ab. Aziz, Norashikin and Zulkifli, Norzima and Taip, Farah Saleena (2014) Food factory design: reality and challenges faced by Malaysian SMEs. Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, 2. pp. 328-336. ISSN 2210-7843


A competent food factory cannot be achieved if the factory is poorly designed. This paper identified the difficulties experienced by Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SME) in designing a food factory due to challenges faced by them. Two important manufacturing issues were analyzed and discovered to be related with poor factory design i.e. unsatisfactory food hygiene and lacking in sustainability. The analysis was based on a review of Malaysian data and literature. It is concluded that early considerations on food hygiene and sustainability can help SMEs to comply with hygiene standards, reduce cost and increase profit margin.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aaspro.2014.11.046
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Food factory; Design; Manufacturing system; Small and medium enterprises; Food hygiene; Sustainability
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 05:56
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 01:46
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37692
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