Australian Red Meat industry Supply Chain Information Standards


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Supermarkets are one of the middle men in distributing meat products to the masses. A variety of meat products arrive at the supermarkets and their warehouses for distribution to stores across Australia. These products arrive packed and ready for distribution or are packed by the outlet with their own branding before being placed on a shop floor.

Supermarket diagram

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The inputs for the domestic supermarket include transportation of the meat to the supermarket, butchers onsite or packaging for pre-packed stock on the supermarket floors, and cold storages: Transportation- Vehicles, drivers and transport costs for transporting goods and products. Cold storage- For safe storage, on-site. Packaging- Packaging for the meat. Labour- Needed to manage goods. Running costs- Cost of running machinery and facility. Machinery- Needed to add value, store goods and prepare for customers. Products- The actual meat products.

The input measurements and identifiers are: Transport- Vehicles, drivers and petrol. Units, Number of Drivers, Litres Power- Such as electricity. Watts Labour- Employees. Number of employees Packaging- Product packaging. Units of packaging

Meat sold- The output is the meat sold

Meat sold- The amount of meat and co-products sold. Kilograms

Consumers are buying 56% of their meat from supermarkets

* Meat standards Australia * Food Safety Standards Australia