Managing Your Supply Chain Pantry: Food Waste Mitigation Through Inventory Control

Xun Wang, Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues, Emrah Demir

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we report through case study findings that the food supply chain can be improved by implementing a proper inventory control policy. The case study involves an online retailer who sells predominantly food products. The improvement of the case company is shown via simulation in economic, social, and environmental aspects. The findings indicate the role of supply chain risk as an obstacle in achieving supply chain sustainability, and the benefit of effective inventory control as a cost-advantageous and easy-to-implement waste reduction method.

    Original languageBritish English
    Article number8708916
    Pages (from-to)97-102
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Engineering Management Review
    Volume47
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2019

    Keywords

    • food supply chain
    • production/inventory management
    • Sustainability

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