Christmas 2019 wasn’t all jolly for Marks & Spencer. Although the British retailer experienced record food sales, it also experienced excessive food waste.
In an attempt to not repeat the food waste again this year, the company is instituting a supply chain program, called Vangarde. From planning, to suppliers, to logistics and stores, the supply chain will work better together.
Key parts to the Vangarde program include:
- Lower the total levels of stock in stores, tailor deliveries for store’s needs and increase the number of deliveries to stores outside of store hours
- Foods will be delivered to stores consistently seven days a week instead of four or five days a week
- More frequent and smaller deliveries from suppliers
- Employees will shift work patterns to ensure more are able to re-stock shelves when the store is closed
- New technology has been instituted
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