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Portion Control: A Case Study in Reducing Food Waste Through Information Technology

Portion Control: A Case Study in Reducing Food Waste Through Information Technology

Tom Thompson began holding strategy meetings with various stakeholders, including dietary staff and engineers to create an action plan to tackle the non-profit’s food waste challenges. He learned of an internal food waste tracking system called ValuWaste from LeanPath, a technology company that helps hospitality and food service clients reduce waste at the preparation and operational stage (known as source reduction). (LeanPath, 2011) There are four parts to the Valuate program: training, tracking and measuring, Advantage software program and coaching services. The basic philosophy of the Lean Path system is to first analyze the operation in order to set up baselines from which goals are determined, monitored and measured. (Copeland, 2011) This is first done through the Valuate tracking mechanism, consisting of a touch screen terminal and connected scale. Employees in the ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/food-waste-informatio...

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