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Title: Manufacturing resilience via inventory management for domestic food waste
Authors: Woolley, Elliot
Garcia-Garcia, Guillermo
Tseng, R.
Rahimifard, S.
Keywords: Food waste
Environment
Inventory
Consumer behaviour
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Citation: WOOLLEY, E. ... et al., 2016. Manufacturing resilience via inventory management for domestic food waste. Procedia CIRP, 40, pp.372-377.
Abstract: The ability to feed 9 billion people by 2050 will rely on processed foods being delivered through complex and dispersed international supply chains. Currently as much as a third of all food grown is lost as waste at various points along existing supply chains, with roughly half of food waste in the developed world occurring after purchase by the end consumer. For the long-term resilience of the food industry, and as holders of critical information, manufacturers need to play a part in reducing this waste. Using a novel method of food waste categorization, this research describes how the prevention of food waste for certain categories can be facilitated using a Smart Phone App that enables industrial inventory management for the domestic environment, providing the consumer with supporting information about food condition and appropriate preparation processes. Data availability issues and the benefits in terms of resource efficiency and consumer loyalty are discussed.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Presented at the 13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing - Decoupling Growth from Resource Use.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.01.070
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19396
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.01.070
ISSN: 2212-8271
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