By: Daniel Triot, Senior Director, FMI-GMA Trading Partner Alliance

FMI-12092014_026_e_WEBIn the world of supply chain operations, the food retail industry continues to struggle with reducing the amount of unsaleable products. For retailers, unsaleables brings countless challenges and significant impacts ranging from food waste to diminished product availability, and a significant financial burden that affects the entire supply chain. 

While physical damages still drive unsaleables, product transition, expiry, as well as hazardous waste have all become major contributors. Considering the financial burden for trading partners and the negative consequences on consumers, the environment, and the supply chain, the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) reignited its efforts to address the costly challenges generated by unsaleables. Attend From Beginning to End: Collaborative Value Chain Strategies to Reduce Unsaleables to hear findings from CHEP’s study and identify more effective strategies for unsaleables reduction.

In the coming years, there’s no question implications from e-commerce will continue to accelerate across the supply chain. The Digitally Engaged Food Shopper report finds consumers could spend $100 billion in online grocery shopping by 2025. The rise of e-commerce establishes a number of questions for industry leaders across the supply chain and creates various implications on supply chain business operations. How will you prioritize the demand for e-commerce in your supply chain? Learn more about the challenges e-commerce poses for supply chains and results from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2017 Supply Chain Benchmarking: Tracking the Leaders and How They Master The Omnichannel World

The 2017 Supply Chain Conference will also feature top industry insights from the CEOs of Bumble Bee Foods, LLC and Meijer, Inc.:   

Meijer CEOPresident and CEO of Meijer, Inc., Rick Keyes, oversees the day-to-day operations and works closely with Executive Chairman Hank Meijer in developing and executing growth strategies. These strategies include a strong focus on enhancing the customer experience, driving team member engagement, and maintaining a competitive focus in the fast-paced retail industry while staying true to the Meijer values. 

Bumble Bee CEOChristopher Lischewski, president and CEO of Bumble Bee Foods, has been instrumental in creating one of the largest seafood companies in North America and one of the premier seafood companies in the world.

Join more than 500 retailers and supply chain partners at the 2017 Supply Chain Conference in San Diego, California, April 30 – May 2, 2017. Register before March 31 to receive the best rate!