Quality management and post harvest processing in citrus-A review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-1656    | Article Id: R-1656 | Page : 22-30
Citation :- Quality management and post harvest processing in citrus-A review.Agricultural Reviews.2018.(39):22-30

U.T. Sunil Kumar, L. Rakesh, Shrivastava and Archana Khadse

U.T. Sunil Kumar, L. Rakesh, Shrivastava and Archana Khadse sunil_ut2004@yahoo.co.in
Address : Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yashwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur-441 110, Maharashtra, India.
Submitted Date : 6-10-2016
Accepted Date : 12-12-2017

Abstract

So far little and most likely no previous study had tried to investigate the relationship between Total Quality Management (TQM) practices and organizational performance particularly in post harvest processing of Indian citrus industry. Implementation of quality management in post harvest processing of citrus may take longer time to implement, and requires major changes in cultural aspects as well as stake holder mindset in citrus industry. Leadership, management, finance, organizational culture, skills and expertise are considered as the generic factors critical for the successful implementation within SMEs environment like citrus industry. Judgmental process of grouping similar requirements led to the classification of all these requirements into ten separate categories. Items identified for the purpose of measuring the performance of post harvest processing aspect and the items were clubbed in four categories. In this review paper several new critical factors pertinent to citrus industry have been identified and basic explanation has been provided, which may help in successful implementation of Quality management and contribute to the success of the citrus processing entity. 

Keywords

Citrus fruits Critical success factors Quality management Performance Post harvest.

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