Analysis of number of fruit loss in the fruit distribution process: Case study of banana fruit

Muhammad Noval Irsyadillah, Cindy Rianti Priadi, Benny Tjahjono, Maulida Fitri, Brilyana Bela Islami

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Banana fruit has the highest production rate in Indonesia with a total production of 7.01 million tons/year. However, the amount of fruit waste from the supply chain that supports the production is still uncertain. This study is aimed to analyze the production of fruit waste from the distribution process and to provide some suggestions in optimizing the its process. Data were obtained through direct sampling on three stages i.e. farmers, wholesalers, and retailers. The parameters analyzed temperature, humidity, and waste generation. The results showed that farmers did not produce waste because all the postharvest fruits were sold to the wholesalers. The wholesalers generated average waste 1.98% per total inventory. The retailers produced 2 types of waste from transportation with the average waste generation of 0.67% per total inventory, and daily waste with the average generation of 2.53% per total inventory. Based on this study, improvement in handling systems at distribution process are needed to prevent waste generation. The implementation of countermeasures is also needed by applying the circular economy to improve the efficiency, minimize the waste generation, and improve the profits. The potential actions than can be implemented are utilizing the waste for animal feed and composting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress on: Mechanical, Infrastructure and Industrial Engineering
Editors Nahry, Dwinanti Rika Marthanty
PublisherAIP Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419865
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020
EventInternational Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering : Quality in Research 2019 - Padang, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Abbreviated titleISAME

Bibliographical note

This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in Irsyadillah, MN, Priadi, CR, Tjahjono, B, Fitri, M & Islami, BB 2020, Analysis of number of fruit loss in the fruit distribution process: Case study of banana fruit. in AIP Conference Proceedings 2227. 1 edn, vol. 2227, 040031 , AIP Publishing, International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering , Padang, Indonesia, 22/07/19.. and may be found at

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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