A Decision Support System (DSS) prototype monitoring tool, focused to facilitate effective decision-making leading to actions that will prevent and valorize waste, has been developed and tested. This involved building the prototype monitoring tool (software) to register food waste data and providing the right control information with respect to food waste prevention.
This control information consists of informative visualizations of the registered data, the right key performance indicators, and suggestions (decision support) for possible actions to prevent food waste. More advanced scenarios to reduce food waste are addressed in so-called ‘theoretical pilots’ which show potential to lower food waste.
The developed prototype monitoring provides for retailers the needed insight based on the data that they nowadays are expected to be able to register with the right IT-infrastructure and provides ways of reducing food waste based on the insights gathered through the monitor.
Snels, J., Tromp, S., Buisman, M.E., Haijema, R., 2019: Gaining insight in possible actions to reduce food waste by developing a prototype monitoring tool and theoretical pilots. REFRESH Deliverable 2.7