Manufacturers and sellers make decisions and take actions that cause waste to arise; on their own and each other’s premises. It’s important that trading partners work together, share waste data, identify hotspots, diagnose root causes, and identify and execute changes; together.
Download the Collaborative Waste Prevention Toolkit to help you launch collaborative initiatives with your trading partners. A Waste Matrix is also provided to help identify hotspots.
Demonstrating how trading partners have already cut supply chain waste
In many instances joint supply chain waste prevention efforts will result in improved commercial performance through, for example, reductions in lost sales and costs of inventory and reworking. New ways of working that underpin improvements in supply chain waste performance are sustainable when trading partners both experience commercial advantage. For transparency, learning and performance improvement to flourish trust needs to be established from the outset that one trading partner will not later insist on taking advantage at the expense of the other.
All planned changes should be checked and adjusted to eliminate any unintended negative impacts on either:
- Upstream harvest and primary processing waste; and,
- Downstream waste in the household.
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