Pooki’s Mahi’s owns and manages all suppliers’ relationships. K-cup manufacturers produce 100% Kona coffee k-cups and tea k-cups to Pooki’s Mahi’s specifications and are graded against a strict First Article Inspection (FAI) process.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2016
Silicon Valley startup Pooki’s Mahi of 100% Kona coffee k-cups, Hawaiian coffee k-cups and custom k-cups announced today it launched a second pilot to test tea k-cups flavors in the k cup manufacturers and distribution centers. The pilot tests are focused on k-cup manufacturing, feedback from existing brand advocates and distribution centers fulfillment capabilities.
Pooki’s Mahi’s Founder/CEO Les Magsalay-Zeller explains, “Pooki’s Mahi completed the first pilot to prune the number of k cups tea flavors. Pooki’s Mahi’s initial tea catalogue contained up to 30 different flavors across five to six tea varieties. Existing customers help drive Pooki’s Mahi’s product launches. Pooki’s Mahi’s customers requested a variety of k cup teas, decaffeinated tea k cups and oolong tea k cups.”
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says, “Pooki’s Mahi’s very lengthy pilot process tests k-cup manufacturers capabilities to consistently produce custom k-cups using approved bill of material components, sustainable single serve cups, food grade pouches and an ecommerce approved ship-ready box. Pooki’s Mahi’s owns and manages all suppliers’ relationships. K-cup manufacturers produce 100% Kona coffee k-cups and tea k-cups per Pooki’s Mahi’s specifications and graded against a strict First Article Inspection (FAI) process. Pooki’s Mahi’s second pilot will prune and finalize the number of tea k cups flavors launching into several variety packs. “
Pooki’s Mahi has a very lengthy process to assess suppliers and vendors to support the tea k-cups product line. Immediate return on investment (ROI), consistent delivery and how easy Pooki’s Mahi’s distributors’ fulfillment centers receive products like Pooki’s Mahi’s 100% Kona coffee k-cups are important. Mistakes, slowing down Pooki’s Mahi’s operations or supply chain teams and hyper-aggressive requests to land bigger orders are not favorable to supplier(s) or k-cup manufacturer(s).
Pooki’s Mahi’s existing customers identified an initial set of flavors and decaffeinated tea(s) they would like to see in tea k-cups and the tea kcups bundles. Pooki’s Mahi’s custom k-cups customers provided insight to the individual packaging designs for their online retail channel. Pooki’s Mahi’s private label k-cups customers added insight to improve sales operations, transparent pricing and cup material.
There are several specific goals Pooki’s Mahi’s pilot test(s) aims to accomplish. The first goal is to confirm which of the tea flavors are easily produced in the Pooki’s Mahi’s k-cup manufacturers machines. The second goal is reassess the distribution centers’ fulfillment capabilities and the k-cup manufacturing cup components. K-cup manufacturers will compete for the business per Pooki’s Mahi’s lengthy request for proposal (RFP).
Pooki’s Mahi estimates the new tea k cups will launch late 2016 or Q1 2017 in select sales channels and in limited release.
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About Pooki’s Mahi:
Pooki’s Mahi is a Silicon Valley-based k-cup manufacturer of custom k-cups, private label distributor and etailer offering award-winning 100% Kona coffee Keurig k cups, 100% Hawaiian k-cups and 100% Kona Decaf k-cups at wholesale and bulk prices. Since its online launch in 2013, Pooki’s Mahi products have been a favorite of customers, charities, celebrities and athletes and have been featured at red carpet events including Celebrity Gift Suites and Celebrity Poker tournaments. The products have been endorsed by many celebrities and athletes and seen on several television shows. Pooki’s Mahi’s mission is to revolutionize the supply chain ecosystem in bringing the highest quality Kona coffees into the market in a sustainable format. Hawaiian coffees are harvested/roasted in Hawaii, k-cup manufactured in US and distributed to the several fulfillment centers in the US.
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