Order size vs Batch size

Order size vs Batch size

Sizing your batch to match order quantities can reduce waste A small jam producer had perfected their recipe for artisanal jam. They knew exactly what quantities of raw material to buy for a batch. A batch would make a multiple of 12 jars. Everything would work...
Costing in the real world

Costing in the real world

Hobby or Entrepreneurial Business? Costings will show you which one you have Costing a product in your home kitchen should be easy, but is it? All the elements of making your product are there in front of you but… My mother in law made pies in our kitchen for a local...
Ingredient Lead Times

Ingredient Lead Times

Making assumptions about lead times can come at a cost. So here you are, recipe done, packaging done, ingredients identified and tested, shelf life completed, product sold in! You are approaching your first production run with confidence. What could possibly go wrong!...