Mass Food distribution in canteen of any shop floor/plant is mandatory for effective labor management.We need to understand the situation first.
Workers demand their lunch/dinner at bare minimum price and company senior management deals with the vendor and ultimately get success in providing food as per their demand.But while managing labor's food, the management avoids or does not give enough priority to effective food management. Just because management is well aware of the labor number and vendor is expert enough to supply food with right quality and quantity, we can not conclude that it is well enough for effective food management.
Let us compare 2 situations: plant A has a system of distributing food in a plate basis. For example: Person X will come with a plate and there will be food stalls. Food will be distributed to him as per his requirement.
Plant B has a system of distributing food based on the item only. For example: Person X will come with a plate and there will be food stalls. Each food stall is having a bowl system/ standard quantity. Roti : 2 Pc. Daal: 1 Bowl, Fish: 1 Pc.. Assumption: There must be a general consensus between management and workers regarding standardization of food quantity.
We will get to see severe food waste problem in plant A since there is no limitation, no standardization of food quantity, we tend to overestimate the amount of food we can take and ultimately end up taking extra on a plate and throwing most of it in the dustbin.
In plant B, we know how much we can get and since there is limitation in quantity, wastes will be minimized.
Standardization of food quantity on item basis
Adaption of ''Kotobuki Lacquer Japanese Bento Box''
Let us start to keep a ‘Food Waste Diary’ for a week to identify what we tend to throw out and then use it to work out where we can limit waste through more effective way.
One of the highest priorities when establishing a garden is to create a good composting system. Of course, it’s possible to feed the plants with commercially produced compost and fertilizers but home composting is so easy, cheap and effective that it makes sense to recycle as much as possible back into the soil.
We can implement similar system in industry. Whatever food wastes we generate in one week, we will collect in a bin and perform compositing inside the plant premise and enrich the soil for effective gardening.