Kee Fruit 2 Go sells fruit, vegetables, sauces and bullion to restaurants, bars and cafes. They have identified an opportunity to develop a distressed food platform that will offer companies an opportunity to sell their food produce that has a reducing shelf life to avoid wastage.
The main challenge facing Kee Fruit 2 Go is a lack of internal skills to develop a prototype system and prove the concept of such a system. This will involve creating the mobile application and ordering system. The company have identified a training need on how to develop and use a content management system to be able to add products, businesses and people.
To solve their dilemma Kee Fruit got in touch with the North West Regional College (NWRC) to see if anything tailored to their specific need could be cater for. NWRC were able to support Kee Fruit through the Innovate US programme, funded by Department for the Economy (DfE), which equated to 60 hours of mentoring support from Dr Kevin Meehan, NWRC ICT/Software Development Technical Consultant.
Dr Kevin Meehan devised an intensive training plan to upskill three members of Kee Fruit2Go staff, which involved specific training on Design and Initial Prototype of Mobile App, Data design and development and Content Management System Design.
On completion of the project, Kee Fruit 2 Go had develop the necessary skills to develop a mobile Application that restaurants, bars and cafes will use for ordering products, a fully functional ordering System and prioritisation of distressed stock to reduce this wastage.
The company have invested significantly in high specification technology to ensure the new distressed Food Platform can be used by staff to access and use the Content Management System. They have also invested in mobile/tablet devices to allow staff to view orders when loading/unloading the van with products.