Brian J. Berry
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Gem City Market is a cooperative grocery store that seeks to help ease food insecurity in the south side of Dayton, while stimulating the local economy. Gem city has a goal of providing 15-20% of their products from local sources. In order to help achieve this my project was focused on idealizing a local food system for Gem City to connect with and cooperate with local food producers. Having multiple smaller suppliers is more complex and therefore expensive to maintain than have a few larger suppliers. Creating a map of local producers and suppliers would be a useful tool for Gem City to connect and foster relationships, easing some of the challenges with supplying from local producers.
Amy R. Ciric, Sandra L. Furterer, Erin L. Gibbemeyer, Cori H. Mowrey
Primary Advisor's Department
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Cities and Communities; Zero Hunger
"Local Supplier Management System for Independent Grocery Stores" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2729.