Bakery business plan helps the entrepreneur to understand, to visualize, to plan and to identify risks even before making any investments in the business. Preparing a business plan involves detailed research so that all the aspects of the given business are evaluated and appropriate decisions are made. The bakery businesses across the world are in two formats. One is independently owned outlets which provide services to a limited number of customers within a given locality. Second is companies that run a chain of Bakery outlets across a region and take advantage of the scale of economy. Bakery products are popular worldwide. Bread and biscuits are the most consumed products, but demand for other bakery items such as cakes, pastries, and cookies are also increasing.
The demand for traditional bakery product has deteriorated in the matured markets of Americas, and bakery manufacturers are expanding and experimenting with innovations in products such as whole wheat bread, gluten-free products, and high fiber biscuits. The Largest Regional Bakery Market is Established in Europe which is followed by the Americas and APAC. The growth of the business has witnessed a rise in all the developing countries like Japan, India, and China.Indian bakery market is valued at Rs. 3,295 crores and out of this, bread and biscuits hold 82% of the share (Assocham, 2012). The bakery industry has achieved the third position in generating revenue among the processed foods sector in India.
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All organizations are made up of group of capabilities that are coming from People, Processes and Systems. These capabilities are working together in a seamless manner to deliver the requisite capabilities to the customer. The various capabilities that need to be addressed in a Bakery business plan are given below:
Bakery Business is headed by the Manager/ Head Decorator followed by an Assistant decorator and Assistant Manager, Head Clerk, Head Baker, Shop Assistant, Baker's Assistant, Cleaner, Shift Manager, Logistic Manager, Sales man.
Food production unit, Supply chain management, Sales, Marketing, Accounts, Finance and HR management process.
Bakery Equipment and Technology, Bakery Ingredients, Baking ovens (convection, rotary, deck and rack), Bakery & Bread plants, Bread slicers & Bun dividers, Cookie manufacturing Machines, Pizza Ovens/ Microwave Ovens, Refrigerated display counters, Pre-Mixed Products for Cakes, Frozen Bakery Products, Packaging Machinery for Bakery Products, Dough Sheeters, Planetary Mixers, Baking agents, Chocolate Manufacturers, Raw materials, Bakery enzymes, Dairy, Flour, sugar, Chocolate & finishing ingredients, Partly baked and finished products, Decorative items & baking accessories, Owned or Leased Place, Labor, Manager, Accountant, Transportation.
Most of the businesses have professional bodies across the globe and being associated with these organizations tremendously helps in understanding the current trends in business. Some of the professional bodies are listed below for your reference:
The American Bakers Association 601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 230
Washington, D.C. 20004
Baking Association of Canada7895 Tranmere Dr, Suite 202
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
The National Baking Industry Association54, Riverside Place,
Morningside, QLD 4170
The Society of Indian BakerF-1, Jyoti Building,
16-A/10, Ajmal Khan Road, New Delhi – 110005, India
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