Australian Red Meat industry Supply Chain Information Standards


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Once the beef has been removed from third party cold stores and value has been added, the meat is sold to supermarkets and distributed to the public.

Supermarket diagram

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The inputs for the domestic supermarket are: Transportation- Vehicles, drivers and transport costs for transporting goods and products. Cold storage- For safe storage, on-site. Packaging - Packaging for meat goods. 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- Workers. 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