Contributions to Management Science

A Kaizen Approach to Food Safety

Quality Management in the Value Chain from Wheat to Bread

Authors: Hill, Victoria

  • Includes step-by-step instructions for creating kaizen processes that prevent faults a priori rather than a posteriori
  • Shows optimization strategies in a real-world of food safety case
  • Includes numerous tips for stakeholders in the value chain to achieve business benefits as well as improved food safety and quality
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About this book

This book provides a Management Science approach to quality management in food production. Aspects of food quality, product conformance and reliability/food safety are examined, starting with wheat and ending with its value chain transformation into bread. Protein qualities that influence glycemic index levels in bread are used  to compare the value chains of France and the US. With Kaizen models the book shows how changes in these characteristics are the result of management decisions made by the wheat growers in response to government policy and industry strategy. Lately, it provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply kaizen methodology and Deming's work on quality improvement to make the HACCPs (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) in food safety systems more robust.

About the authors

Victoria Hill has more than 15 years international engineering experience, including eight years with PespiCo, Inc. and another three teaching MBA students. Dr. Hill current work focuses on teaching quality management in food production.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Bread VC: Its Health Impact and Structure in France and the U.S.

    Hill, Victoria

    Pages 3-51

  • Government Regulation of Food Quality: International and in France and the U.S.

    Hill, Victoria

    Pages 53-82

  • Industry Regulation of Quality in Bread, Flour and Wheat in France and the U.S.

    Hill, Victoria

    Pages 83-121

  • Discussion of Literature Review and Preliminary Data Analysis

    Hill, Victoria

    Pages 123-149

  • Modelling the Value Stream for Bread, Flour and Wheat Production

    Hill, Victoria

    Pages 153-200

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04250-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04249-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37912-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Kaizen Approach to Food Safety
Book Subtitle
Quality Management in the Value Chain from Wheat to Bread
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04250-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04250-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04249-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37912-8
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 389
Number of Illustrations and Tables
105 b/w illustrations
Topics