Pilots are end-to-end tests widely used by manufacturing organizations in high tech corporations. Pooki’s Mahi’s pilot will test the entire supply chain ecosystem by simulating customer orders, obtaining product feedback and improving Keurig teas.
Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2016
Pooki’s Mahi, a Silicon Valley startup k cup manufacturer of custom and private label Kona coffee k cups announced today it replaced all tea suppliers for not meeting Pooki’s Mahi’s score card on quality, manufacturing capabilities and culture fit.
Pooki’s Mahi has a very lengthy process to assess suppliers and vendors to support new product lines like its expansion of Pooki’s Mahi’s Kona coffee k cups or the upcoming Keurig tea k cups. Immediate return on investment (ROI), consistency, 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 and slowing down Pooki’s Mahi’s operations or supply chain teams are not favorable to the supplier.
Pooki’s Mahi’s Founder/CEO Les Magsalay-Zeller explains, “Pilots are end-to-end tests widely used by manufacturing organizations in high tech corporations. Pooki’s Mahi’s pilot will test the entire supply chain platforms and systems by simulating customer orders, obtaining product feedback while improving the Keurig teas for the tea k cups variety packs. What makes Pooki’s Mahi’s pilot tests unique is that the high tech (manufacturing) methodology is used for a low-tech product (food and beverage). Customer and supply chain feedback are incorporated before the next pilot test begins or an official new product introduction launch.”
The Silicon Valley high tech executive says, “Once a product line is launched Pooki’s Mahi immediately measures key performance indicators every quarter to determine how early to retire or replace products in the product line. There are two reasons to prune existing product lines. First, the products’ sales performance is not where it needs to be and falls short on expectation. Second, the supplier or supply chain ecosystem cannot support pilot, sales and go-to-market activities. For the first reason existing customers provided valuable feedback on Pooki’s Mahi’s entire Keurig tea(s) catalogue. For the second reason partnerships with suppliers work bi-directionally. If multiple communications are needed from Pooki’s Mahi’s team members to obtain an update, then the partnership serves the supplier only.”
Pooki’s Mahi regularly measures suppliers monthly, quarterly and yearly to ensure firms consistently perform. Pooki’s Mahi spent over two years gathering feedback from existing customers and approved suppliers in its own supply chain. Pooki’s Mahi terminates suppliers that perform poorly or run negative campaigns through product reviews, blogging or affiliate marketing.
Pooki’s Mahi kicked off an assessment to replace poor performing suppliers in 2015. The new tea supplier and master tea blenders are based in the West Coast to source and blend teas for Pooki’s Mahi’s new Keurig tea single serves. The goal is to provide high quality Keurig tea flavors with unique aromas at a modest price to existing and new customers.
The new tea supplier is participating in Pooki’s Mahi’s tea Keurig tea k cups pilot assessments. There are several specific goals Pooki’s Mahi’s pilot test(s) aims to accomplish. The first goal is to confirm Keurig tea flavors and ingredients list. The second goal is to finalize the Keurig teas profiles for the custom single serves and private label k cups.
What Pooki’s Mahi’s Keurig tea k cups customers can expect:
- High quality Keurig tea ingredients and proprietary Keurig tea flavor blends will be used.
- Pooki’s Mahi’s Keurig teas will not be formulated or in powered form.
- Pooki’s Mahi will launch 12+ unique Keurig tea flavors.
- Pooki’s Mahi’s Keurig teas are compatible with 2.0 and 1.0 Keurig single serve brewers.
- Pooki’s Mahi’s Keurig k cup teas will be sold as variety packs.
- Keurig teas are not available to approved resellers.
- Keurig tea single serves are available to Pooki’s Mahi’s custom k cups and private label k cups customers.
The Silicon Valley startup is focused on delivering high quality 100% Kona coffee k cups using Pooki’s Mahi’s expertise in operations and supply chain excellence, new product introductions and go-to-market launches. Pooki’s Mahi does not have a date to when the new tea single serves will launch. The Silicon Valley private label k cup manufacturing startup expects the new tea Keurig teas will ship in the first half of 2017. Pooki’s Mahi identified several celebrity gifting suites to introduce the Keurig teas to celebrities.
For use in the Keurig k cups brewing system. Pooki's Mahi is not affiliated with Keurig, Inc. Keurig® and K-cup® are registered trademarks of Keurig, Inc.
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About Pooki’s Mahi:
Pooki’s Mahi is a Silicon Valley-based custom k cups manufacturer, 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, cup manufactured in US and distributed to the several fulfillment centers in the US.
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