Supply Chain

Bringing food from farm to table requires sophisticated and efficient supply chains. We work with food retail supply chain professionals to facilitate networking, surveys, benchmarking, and research studies that move the industry and the supply chain forward.

SKU Rationalization: How Grocers Keep Shelves Stocked 

Have you ever wondered how grocery stores determine which products to put on their shelves, or why you might find that certain items you used to buy are no longer available? If you see an empty shelf, it may not mean there’s a product shortage. Instead, it may be an example of SKU rationalization, a process by which food retailers and manufacturers manage their inventories to be able to offer their customers the most in-demand products or create shelf space for new and innovative items. In this video, we explain the process of SKU rationalization and why it’s not a cause for concern, but instead a regular part of the way grocery stores do business to better serve shoppers.

Supply Chain Leadership


FMI's Supply Chain Committee helps plan educational conferences, including the selection of resources and training materials in the area of supply chain logistics, distribution and transportation.

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FMI's Joint Industry Unsaleables Leadership Team helps the industry reduce the quantity and cost of unsaleables across the entire food, grocery and consumer packaged goods supply chain for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

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