Minutes

Click on the links below to access and download the minutes, notes and presentations from our quarterly team meetings.

2017

Sell More, Lose Less Team Meeting - Dusseldorf - May 31/June 1st

Thank you everyone for making this team event so successful and productive. Please find details and presentations from the meeting, Note, the findings on Availability to Purchase shared by Professor Dan Corsten will be made available later in the year and in the final report on this engaging topic. 

Sell More, Lose Less Team Meeting - Barcelona - Feb 8th & 9th

Team meeting in Barcelona, hosted by Desigual

Sell More, Waste Less Workshop - Hamburg

As one industry observer said wryly, “everyone is talking about collaboration but the reality is very few organisations, large and small, public or private actually understand the full extent of what collaboration entails or what can be achieved”

And yet, on the challenge of reducing food waste, there is a huge expectation from the top leaders that collaboration holds the key to unlocking drastic food waste reduction.

To better understand the true state of collaboration today, and to identify what it would take to improve collaboration, this group of 40 food waste experts from retailers, fresh suppliers and academics met in Hamburg to discuss for a round table discussion on this topic of collaboration.

Kicking off the day, Dr Jane Lynch of Cardiff Business School, shared her learnings on the potential of better collaboration, and provided an overview of the new ISO Collaborative Standard for Collaborative Relationships. Jane was followed by Rainer Muench, a partner at Oliver Wyman, who shared learnings from case studies from around the world. His key points were summarised as follows:

  1. Above all else, embed an end-to-end perspective within your organisation on inventory, product flow, and waste
  2. Make sure your teams integrate the impact of waste into their forecast evaluations
  3. Quantify the expected benefits of extending the effective shelf life of your products
  4. Optimise your promotion delivery batches to better manage waste driven by the peaky volumes
  5. Ensure supply chain dashboards include waste KPIs to incentivise better stock management
  6. Collaborate with suppliers and share the benefits of joint initiatives to reduce waste fairly.

Jane then facilitated round table discussions on the barriers to great collaboration drawing out key insights from the attendees on what is getting in the way.

Professor Sandra Transchel of KLU logistics University, then introduced the concept of Maturity models, highlighting that they serve two main purposes. First, they act as a practical tool that can help collaborative partners align on the current state of their collaborative relationship across several dimensions. This can help retailer and supplier partnerships identify how, should they choose, they could advance their collaboration to the next level and what that different stage looks like. Secondly, they can be a tool for individual organisations to self- assess their current relationships with their partners.

To get started on defining what a maturity model for food waste collaboration could look like, Sandra facilitated a round table discussion to identify the key dimensions most relevant to the measurement of a collaborative relationship. The groups feedback was shared and noted.

The next step for the ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group is to turn this feedback and thinking into a draft maturity model and to then get feedback on its relevance and practicality for the industry.

2016

London - Hosted by Tesco - Oct 5/6

Please find the final copies of the agenda, delegate lists and presentations from the October meeting

Sell More, Waste Less Workshop - Eindhoven

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ECR Community Shrink & OSA Group - Team Meeting - Prague

Next Team Meetings
London - September 21/22 - 2016
Germany - December 7/8 - 2016
Barcelona - Feb 8/9 - 2017

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ECR Czech & Slovak Sell More, Waste Less and Lose Less Workshop

On the morning of the 18th May, delegates from Tesco, Globus, Albert, Bel, Heineken, P&G, Chep and others attended a morning workshop, speaker presentations are below:

Future of Loss Prevention Workshop - February 17th

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2015

Paris - November 2015

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Sell More, Waste Less Workshop

Thanks to all for attending what was a very productive worrkshop. Please find below links to the presentations, research papers, delegate list and a picture video of the day



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Helsinki Meeting

Please find attached in the links the minutes, a few photos and the presentations that we have permission to share from our recent meeting:

Barcelona Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the meeting held on Jan 27th and 28th in Terraza, Barcelona. Please note that the Decathlon slides are not shared however, Jean James is happy to receive questions.
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2014

June Meeting: Brussels

Minutes and presentations from the one day meeting at Brussels Airport on 24th June 2014.
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September Meeting: London

Minutes and presentations from the two day meeting on 17th and 18th September in London. This meeting was hosted by Tesco and included a store visit of the Tesco Extra, Surrey Quays store.
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2013

January Meeting: Brussels

Minutes from the one day meeting at Brussels Airport on 17th January 2013.

April Meeting: London

Minutes from the one day meeting at Oliver Wyman, London on 11th April 2014.

September Meeting: Amsterdam

Minutes and presentations from the one day meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 5th September 2013. This meeting was hosted by Jumbo Supermarket and included a store visit.

December Meeting: Zaandam

Minutes and presentations from the two day meeting in Zaandam, Netherlands on 11th and 12th December 2013. This meeting was hosted by Albert Heijn and included a store visit.

2012

January Meeting: Brussels

Minutes from the one day meeting in Brussels Airport, Belgium on 12th January 2012.

April Meeting: London

Minutes from the one day meeting on 19th April in London. This meeting was hosted by Diageo at their Customer Collaboration Centre in London. 

July Meeting: Amsterdam

Minutes from the one day meeting on 10th July 2012 in Amsterdam. This meeting was hosted by Royal Ahold.

October Meeting: Hamburg

Minutes from the one day meeting on 16th October in Hamburg, Germany. This meeting was hosted by Bacardi.

2011

January Meeting: Brussels

Minutes from the one day meeting on 26th January in Brussels. This meeting was hosted by Carrefour.

October Meeting: Cheshunt

Minutes from the one day meeting on 12th September 2011 in Cheshunt. This meeting was hosted by Tesco.

2010

May Meeting: Brussels

Minutes from the one day meeting on 19th May 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.

July Meeting: Milton Keynes

Minutes from the one day meeting on 1st July 2010 in Milton Keynes, UK. This meeting was hosted by Asda at their Supercentre in Milton Keynes.

September Meeting: Heppenheim

Minutes from the one day meeting on 29th September 2010 in Heppenheim. This meeting was hosted by Checkpoint at their Innovation Centre in Heppenheim.