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October 14, 2020
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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