Opportunities and capabilities of SMEs in the UK sector to efficiently manage food waste

Jelena Vlajic, Radomir Mijailovic

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Abstract

In the supply chain management (SCM) literature research relevant to food waste
prevention and management in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is scattered, despite the importance of SMEs to the UK economy, and the increasing importance of food production and availability. The objective of our study is to assess the capabilities of SMEs to efficiently manage food waste risks by conducting empirical investigation from the aspect of a risk management process. Our investigation is based on comparison of four small retailers in UK. Key preliminary findings show that there is a difference in food waste levels, as well as capabilities to manage food waste risks in relation to the type of retailer, business strategy and relationship with suppliers
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
EventInternational EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum - Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Aug 201612 Aug 2016
Conference number: 3

Conference

ConferenceInternational EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLancaster
Period11/08/201612/08/2016

Keywords

  • Food retail
  • Food availability
  • Food waste
  • Inventory
  • Perishable food
  • Risk sources
  • Waste prevention
  • Risk management
  • Risk response
  • SDG 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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    International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum

    Jelena Vlajic (Presenter)

    11 Apr 201612 Apr 2016

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    Vlajic, J., & Mijailovic, R. (2016). Opportunities and capabilities of SMEs in the UK sector to efficiently manage food waste. 1-10. Paper presented at International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, Lancaster, United Kingdom.