Food supply chain collaboration towards reducing waste in grocery retail chains

  • Imeri, A. (Contributor)
  • Reiner, G. (Contributor)
  • Christian Fikar (Contributor)
  • Kristina Petljak (Contributor)
  • Katija Vojvodic (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


Increasing food waste is a major social and environmental concern. Supply chain collaboration is foreseen as an enabler of food waste mitigation activities. This work investigates the extension of a risk mitigating collaboration initiative towards food waste reduction under uncertainty imposed by unprecedented disruptions such as the Covid-19 pandemic. A decision support framework is developed and validated under consideration of empirical input data from three grocery retailers in Europe. Collaboration-based investments in preservation, inventory records accuracy and continuous process improvement are assessed. Such investments in reducing the obsolescence rate can simultaneously lower supply chain costs per specific perishable product.
Period5 Jul 20217 Jul 2021
Event titleEUROMA - Managing the new normal: The future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in unprecedented times
Event typeUnkonwn
Degree of RecognitionInternational