Start Date

6-1-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

6-1-2011 4:45 PM

Track

1. Track 1 – Formal Paper Presentation

Subject Area

Information Technology

Faculty Member

Doug Nelson

Abstract

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Data Protocol allows for the bidirectional communication between a host computer and foodservice equipment. This allows for data gathering, increases efficiency and helps provide more valuable services to their customers. However, there has been low adaption of this technology.

The purpose of this study is to provide insight into the barriers to the implementation of the NAFEM Data Protocol. The study surveyed both restaurant general managers and restaurant corporate executives regarding their perceived barriers of implementation regarding the NAFEM Data Protocol. The results show that operators, both restaurant managers and corporate executives, had little awareness of the NAFEM Data Protocol and its capabilities.

Keywords

NAFEM, Smart Kitchen Equipment, Automation, Barriers



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The Implementation and Usage of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Data Protocol

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Data Protocol allows for the bidirectional communication between a host computer and foodservice equipment. This allows for data gathering, increases efficiency and helps provide more valuable services to their customers. However, there has been low adaption of this technology.

The purpose of this study is to provide insight into the barriers to the implementation of the NAFEM Data Protocol. The study surveyed both restaurant general managers and restaurant corporate executives regarding their perceived barriers of implementation regarding the NAFEM Data Protocol. The results show that operators, both restaurant managers and corporate executives, had little awareness of the NAFEM Data Protocol and its capabilities.