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Yields & Through Put Rates - Food processing industry

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NMcKenzie

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Hello! I'm a newbie and need some help. I work in the food processing industry. This is a new industry for me and when the owner came to me and said he'd like for me to prepare a flash report showing "yields and thru put rates", I'm sure I had that deer in the headlights look.

First maybe a simple explanation of yields and thru put rates. Maybe a down and dirty spread sheet to calculate.

Thanks much for your help.
 
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Hello! I'm a newbie and need some help. I work in the food processing industry. This is a new industry for me and when the owner came to me and said he'd like for me to prepare a flash report showing "yields and thru put rates", I'm sure I had that deer in the headlights look.

First maybe a simple explanation of yields and thru put rates. Maybe a down and dirty spread sheet to calculate.

Thanks much for your help.
Welcome to the Cove NMckenzie :bigwave:

It would be better if you could give more details with regards to your business so as to get more directed responses.

One specimen of yields in Meat Industry could be found HERE
 
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NMcKenzie

#3
Thank you for the reply.

The company is known in the industry as a food topper. Our customer base is mostly school districts.

As a food topper we buy a base (pizza crusts, french bread, bagels, tortilla, biscuits, bread etc.) and then top the base with various items/ingredients (sauce, cheese, meat, icing). The finished products are mainlypersonal pizzas, tacos, cinnamon bread). During the summer months we do a lot of sandwiches. The items are individually wrapped, boxed as cases and shipped all over the US.

I can tell from just observing that our scrap/waste factor is high. Can tell from financials that we are not doing well. As with most companies the major costs are labor and materials and I'm just trying to develpoe some reports for yield and thru put rates.

This is not only a new job for me but a new industry as well. The company is about 10 years old and has had several owners. The current owner has owned it for 4 years. Best I can tell, it has always been poorly managed and lost money. I'd like to turn it around and heck if I can end up being a "super star" in the process, that wouldn't hurt my feelings at all.

So any help will be greatly appreciated and if you need to drill me for information that is OK. Like I said I'm a "newbie".
 
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Duke Okes

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One simple measure of yield would be pounds in vs. pounds out. That is, if total how much stuff you buy and compare that to how much you sell, the difference is waste. Dividing Output by Input gives you yield.
 
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