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Conducted By: California Polytechnic State University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jay Singh
Timeline: 9/21/2011 – 12/31/2012
- To design a 15 down – 4kg tray for mangos that fit into a 40x48 GMA pallet with the most favorable attributes being cost, strength, cooling rates, shipping density, and protective mango qualities. If a 15 down tray cannot stack at least 18 rows high, then a 14 down – 4kg tray should be developed.
- To design a 14-15 down common foot print tray for mangos that fit into a 40x48 GMA pallet with the most favorable desire attributes regarding cost, strength, cooling rates, shipping density, and protective qualities.
- Evaluate how this common foot print tray will impact the mango industry at the different level of the mango supply chain (Producers, Packers, exporters, Importers, and retailers) regarding volume, equipment, cost, environmental issues, sanitation and safety, etc.
- Review of total cost associated with size and weight of the different mango varieties
- Define and identify the strategies or system to move from a price per tray or count to a price per pound, kilogram or weight.
- Ask the 10 major mango trays suppliers in the main importing countries (Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti) if they will be capable to make the new common foot print tray and the cost.
Project report will be posted when available.