One of the key IT tool to support formulation and implementation of the SCORE strategy: cost optimization and reduction of food waste is our KuMin.Sys
It is your ears and eyes in the kitchen. It offers user friendly and intuitive interface for weighing system and managerial panel. It enables constant monitoring of the scale of food waste thanks to a) registering and categorization of its weight, and b) observing results in a real time via managerial panel.
Weighing interface of the KuMin.Sys consists of electronic weight and the interactive panel. Specialized weight ensures weighing process is accurate. It uses USB/RS232 port. Interactive panel consists of a standard tablet – Windows inside, intuitive graphical interface for a user, and special handler for comfortable work.
KuMin.Sys is simple to use and intiutive. Food wastes eg. (plates’ leftovers, production scraps, etc. – being WHAT) are placed on a weight. Thanks to the tablet they are categorized also per reasons for disposing (eg. food returned from buffets and uneaten, recycling, rotten, etc. – being WHY). The whole process of inputting data into the system should take no more than a few extra seconds of staff effort. The result is recorded in one central database and automatically shown in the managerial panel. The key advantage in using our system is that it can be moved from one place to another especially in big premises with multiple kitchens. It can also catch overproduction of food – especially uneaten buffets immediately after finishing any given event.
Thanks to KuMin.Sys decision makers are able to:
- Save a lot of time using automated weighing system and managerial interface,
- Work without any flaws or mistakes that could happen when work to gather and analyse data is done manually (written form or in Excel),
- Receive immediate feedback in terms of weight and monetary values.
KuMin.Sys can be adjusted to individal needs of a specific client and required structure of gathered data. At the preliminary stage, our team together with the client discuss: a) structure of categories to be measured and analysed, b) number and specific locations of KuMin.Sys units in clients’ premises, c) procedures and processes of weighing – who, when, what, in what mode, why, where, etc. based on indovidual needs of the client. KuMin.Sys can also be equipped with administrator’s module that enables the client to change the structure, adding new categories and modifying the tool at their discretion.
KuMin.Sys managerial interface is using the results available immediately after the weighing process is completed (or a single data entry done). Intuitive user interface is cloud-based and available on-line. It presents us with accurate data on the level of food waste (both in kgs and currency). Results are visible on different graphs and multiple dimensions including time, type, overal result, by category, by source, by cause, etc. Results can also be exported to Excel tables and reports printed.
Cloud-based database of the KuMin.Sys is also reservoir of knowledge, that supports optimization of operational costs. Easy accessible knowledge database provides possibility to compare historical data. Combined with the possibility to visualize results and analysis, it gives managers a powerful tool to make better operational decisions and react quickly to changing circumstances.