Binders Beverage Case Study Solution Format

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1 Case Study By: The South Group
Binder’s BeverageCase StudyBy:The South Group

2 Binder’s BeveragesBusiness ProblemBinder’s Beverages has a plant in Denver and a warehouse in east Denver. The problem is to get the finished product to the warehouse. There is a network diagram of the roads from the plant to the warehouse and the amount of time for each branch is given.

3 Binder’s BeveragesWhat is the shortest route from the plant to the warehouse?To solve this we must first correct an error in the network diagram provided in the text book.This is the diagram as provided in the text.24857936110

4 Binder’s BeveragesWhen looking at the information about how much time it takes on the branches to and from the nodes, it becomes apparent that there should be a branch connecting code 3 and 5.This is the corrected network diagram, with the added branch in red.24835796110

5 Binder’s Beverages Open QM For Windows.
Select the modules drop down menu and select the networks option.

6 Binder’s BeveragesNext open a new shortest route file.

7 Next Enter the number of branches for the problem.
Binder’s BeveragesNext Enter the number of branches for the problem.

8 Binder’s BeveragesFill in data grid with problem data. Also set the destination and origin.Solve the problem by clicking the solve button

9 Binder’s Beverages7. The solution can be viewed in the data grid

10 Binder’s Beverages The shortest route is 1  2  4  8  9  10.
It takes 65 minutes.The shortest route is shown in red on the following diagram.24857931610


Choosing the right carbohydrate profile is key to finished product success.  Consumers and product developers both understand that not all carbohydrates are equal; benefits such as high fiber content and low sugars are important to the nutritional profile of a food product.  A customer asked ADM R&D to help reduce the sugar content and increase the fiber content of their canned tomato sauce.  They were able to replace part of the sugar in their formulation with Fibersol-2 and reduce sugar and total calories while adding fiber content.  Fibersol-2 was ideal in their application because it is stable and maintains fiber content during high-heat processing and acidic conditions.  With the help of Fibersol-2 and ADM R&D, the customer’s now “better-for-you” tomato sauce was a success.  With Fibersol-2, the proof is in the sauce.

Fibersol-2 AG

Oh, how sweet success can be.  When a customer came to ADM R&D to reduce the sugar and calories in their tableted confection, it became obvious that Fibersol-2 AG was the solution they needed.  Fibersol-2 AG’s larger particle size was designed to freely flow through tableting equipment, and the compressibility of the agglomerated powder is ideal for tableting.  Fibersol-2 AG has the same benefits of 90% soluble dietary fiber, low content of sugars, and lower caloric content (than 4 kcal/g carbohydrates) as Fibersol-2, in a readily dispersible and soluble form.  Using Fibersol-2 AG, the customer was able to produce a reduced-sugar, reduced-calorie tableted confection that perfectly met their needs.  A sweet success, if there ever was one!


Perfecting the binder system for particulate foods can lead to many a sticky situation.  Our customer wanted a corn syrup to bind their granola cluster product that would allow them to reduce the sugar content and add fiber.  Fibersol-LQ was the perfect fit, with its 25% sugar content, lower than most corn syrups, and its 75% dry basis soluble dietary fiber.  Fibersol-LQ also fit within their existing ingredient declaration parameters, as it can be labeled as “corn syrup” or “soluble corn fiber.”  Using Fibersol-LQ, the customer was able to produce a granola cluster that met their nutritional goals and gave them the functionality they needed.  A sticky situation no more!


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