Defective Coffee Beans Reduction: A Case Study of Small-scale Coffee Beans Production in Shan State, Myanmar

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Ah Soet


The main objectives of this case study on coffee production are to identify the underlying reasons for the high defect rates of coffee green beans and to find out the most efficient ways to address the issue, make it better and more durable, and implement the solution within the company. One of the main issues faced by Jadae Akha Coffee is the high rate of defects in coffee beans caused by poor farming techniques, lack of equipment, inexperienced workers, and insufficient handling experience of hulling machines, which has a substantial negative impact on the quality of sustainable production as well as marketability. Through the development of standardized handling procedures and the provision of the necessary training to farmers and employees, the defect rate decreased from 25.09% to 9.83%. The company must maintain the progress even though the percentage is declining in order to avoid a repeat of the problem and the researcher also offered recommendations for developing a long-term strategy for the operational enhancement of the firm as well as a roadmap for improvement.

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Soet, A. (2024). Defective Coffee Beans Reduction: A Case Study of Small-scale Coffee Beans Production in Shan State, Myanmar. NIDA Case Research Journal, 14(1). Retrieved from
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