Palm oil is an important nutritional food requirement and in order to facilitate the production of palm oil for consumption, the production process of palm oil has been investigated. The basic operations involved in the production of edible palm oil include; purchase, transportation and reception of oil palm bunches; bunch threshing and fruit fermentation; sorting and weighing of oil palm fruits; boiling, digestion and pressing of palm oil fruits; clarification and drying of palm oil and palm oil storage. A Neuro–Fuzzy model was used to analyze the performance of palm oil production process as it affects the basic operations involved in the production of edible palm oil. The research work can be applied to any other small or medium scale production firm for better efficiency.
Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 15 (November, 2009), pp 363 - 370