Customers are regular shoppers at the local grocery store. They tend to buy a preferred selection of products, while avoiding anything too close to expiry or best buy dates.
Purchase avoidance results in a regular wastage of food products - particularly perishables and dated items. This has economic and environmental impacts on the store.
The store analyst has used the customer purchase reports against regular waste disposal data to enable prediction of the in-store demand management
The store manager and analyst uses the results of the predictions to ensure excess supply is checked at supply depots, and deliveries are organised in a custom shelving sequence for more efficient distribution
Supply system updates allow for a new store layout streamlined for available demand, thus cutting down on the amount of perishables that would be wasted, while maintaining profitability
Broad reaching effects include providing forecast data for specific food items to help farmers with their production plans and prevent over-planting, ensuring sustainability