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October 19, 2020
Bureau of Environment

The Selection of Business Operators in the New Business Model for the Advanced Food Waste Reduction Using ICT Project

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been addressing the reduction of food waste in cooperation with a range of actors including businesses and consumers with the purpose of halving food waste in 2030 and achieving net zero by 2050 under the Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy.
We have selected business operators to work on pioneering initiatives with TMG aimed at reducing food waste by using ICT, a new technology, as described below. The business operators were selected from a strong field of applicants during the period July 16 to August 14, 2020.

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1 Selected projects

  • Dynamic MD (Merchandising) Calendar based on demand forecasts using weather data
    Proponent: DATAFLUCT Inc.
  • The reduction of food waste throughout the entire supply chain based on retail demand forecasts
    Proponent: sinops Inc.

2 Overview of project

(1) Dynamic MD Calendar based on demand forecasts using weather data

  • Proponent:
    DATAFLUCT Inc.
  • Content of project
    Examination of a business model to reduce food waste at food supermarkets, etc. by creating an MD calendar with AI using big data, such as weather data, satellite data and harvest forecast data, to find the optimum conditions for purchasing foods.

To achieve food waste reduction through optimizing food purchasing at food supermarkets, etc.

  • MD calendar: Calendar forecasting sales for each product
  • POS (point of sales): Data recorded when products are sold

For inquiries about the project (Japanese only)

DATAFLUCT Inc.

  • Tel: 03-6822-5590
  • Email: info(at)datafluct.com
    *The above email address has been modified as a countermeasure against spam mail.
    Please replace (at) with @ when you use the address. We apologize for the inconvenience.

(2) The reduction of food waste throughout the entire supply chain based on retail demand forecasts

  • Proponent
    sinops Inc.
  • Content of project
    Examination of a business model to reduce food waste throughout the entire supply chain including the optimization of logistics by realizing demand forecasts and automatic ordering in the categories where food waste is more likely to happen through visualizing the hourly inventory status at retail stores and using a cloud-type demand forecast service.

To realize food waste reduction in each stage of production, wholesale, retail and consumption, and the entire supply chain.

For inquiries about the project (Japanese only)

sinops Inc.

  • Email: ir(at)sinops.jp
    *The above email address has been modified as a countermeasure against spam mail.
    Please replace (at) with @ when you use the address. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Inquiries (Japanese only)
Planning Section, Sustainable Materials Management Division, Bureau of Environment
Phone: 03-5388-3474

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