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Perishable Inventory Management Solutions and Challenges of Kosovo FFRs: Avoiding Product Expiration at Retails Shelves
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: Perishable Inventory Management Solutions and Challenges of Kosovo FFRs. Avoiding Product Expiration at Retails ShelvesPurpose: In this thesis perishable inventory management solutions and challenges at Kosovo FFRs have been studied and identified. Hence, after identifying PIM solutions and challenges the research suggests ideas that will contribute to avoid the expiration of perishable products if selling them takes more time than their actual shelf life. This contributes to minimizing food waste in food supply chains and fresh food retailers.

Methodology: Thesis consist of qualitative methods where multiple case studies in cooperation with Kosovo FFRs have been performed. Data collection methods included semi structured interviews, site visits and some financial data accessed from annual and government reports.

Theory: Theoretical chapter has been developed from preexisting theory on perishable inventory management. Five phases of fresh food retailing inventory management have been developed and used as the basis for practical research. Moreover, part two of the theoretical chapter talks about the perishable inventory management challenges and is the basis for the second research question.

Findings: The findings have shown that Kosovo FFRs use a mixture of PIM solutions with a focus on shelf life and replenishment solutions. The study also revealed that Kosovo FFRs are outdated regarding to product identification and software solutions, however, manage to perform somehow satisfactorily. Consequently, because of the lack of contemporary identification technologies Kosovo FFRs PIM challenges where found to be related to data accuracy and real time data access.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 124
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations
Keywords [en]
Perishable inventory management, perishables, due dates, expiry dates, product identification solutions, food supply chains, fresh food retailers.
National Category
Business Administration Food Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-89496DiVA, id: diva2:1358557
Subject / course
Business Administration - Management Accounting
Educational program
Business Process and Supply Chain Management, Master Programme, 120 credits
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2019-09-26, N2052, Linnaeus University SE-351 95 Växjö, Sweden, Växjö, 13:45 (English)
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Available from: 2019-10-08 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved

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