Food processing industry includes the methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients by physical or chemical means into food for human consumption. Fish processing, in particular, takes caught or harvested fish and uses them to produce marketable food products.
Fish processing first includes fish handling, which is the preliminary processing of raw fish, and the manufacture of fish products. Fish processing further extends into primary processing involved in the filleting and freezing of fresh fish for onward distribution to fresh fish retail and catering outlets, and the secondary processing that produces chilled, frozen and canned products for the retail and catering trades.
Fish processing operations can be improved by using IT/IS (see for example: http://marel.com/innova). This company has been specialized in manufacturing execution systems (MES) required in today’s food processing.
Objectives of this lab include using specific IT tools by Microsoft Office in order to plan and lay down the activities of fish processing, which offers visibility for the whole system. You can select a specific step in the fish processing process (e.g. preservation, fish packaging, quality check, etc.) and work on that specific step.
A. The deliverables include a Gantt Chat of fish processing from start to end (should include at least 15 activities/tasks, 5 resources, and 3 milestones, 1 final deliverable with realistic resources and time durations) created in MS PROJECT. It should contain high-level activities of the project, including the activity predecessor relationships, notes and links.
B. Flow chart diagram of fish processing including inputs, resources and outputs, with minimum 15 process activities; using MS VISIO.
C. Design a Web page for fish processing company with following sections:
ï‚· Description of company
ï‚· Customer testimonials
ï‚· Contact information
ï‚· Site map
4. REPORT FORMAT
Below please find an example of sections of a laboratory report:
ï‚· Title Page
ï‚· Background Material
ï‚· Procedure / Methodology
Please follow the guidelines given in the â€œTechnical Report Writing Guideâ€ posted in the Moodle page.
5. GRADING SCHEME
The grading scheme will follow the below point distribution:
1. Introduction 5%
2. Background Material 10%
3. Methodology 10%
4. Results and Analysis 15%
5. Discussion/Conclusion 10%
6. References 5%
7. Appendix 5%
8. Report Format 5%
9. MS Project plan 15%
10. MS Visio chart 10%
11. Web-site 10%