Real-time visibility into key financial and operational data to drive bottom line performance and support corporate responsibility and community initiatives.
 

Software is changing the way businesses manage unsold inventory and discards. Our technology is used by food manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and grocery retailers that value a commitment to sustainable food systems, more efficient operating procedures, greater traceability, and streamlined documentation for enhanced tax deductions. Spoiler Alert helps businesses avoid the headaches associated with building and maintaining technology internally. When it comes to managing unsold inventory, there is no easier option.


Our Approach
 

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Food businesses need a scalable, holistic approach to unsold inventory management. Spoiler Alert enables food manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and grocery retailers to mitigate the impacts of unsold inventory and recover value from these under-utilized assets.

 
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Unsold inventory management is a complex topic that touches many functions of a business. Our process engages a diverse set of stakeholders and addresses cross-functional performance metrics that maximize benefits across an organization.


Key Benefits & Outcomes
 

Finance

Bottom line impact from shrink reductions and tax shield:

  • Centralize documentation and data aggregation
  • Streamline capture of enhanced tax deductions from donated inventory
  • Reduce landfill-bound waste and disposal expenses
  • Find new donation and discounted sales channels

Operations

Process optimization that increases team efficiency:

  • Minimize manual data collection/reporting burden
  • Enhance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Gain insights into shrink and product traceability
  • Mitigate costs of vendor returns and canceled orders

Sustainability

Transparent environmental and social impacts:

  • Consolidate tracking of key CSR performance indicators
  • Strengthen ties with existing outlet relationships
  • Identify and collaborate with new nonprofit partners and landfill-alternatives
  • Obtain item-level insight into surplus management

Our work with Sysco Corporation
 

Sysco Boston - one of the largest operating companies of North America's biggest food distributor - is working with Spoiler Alert to manage unsold food inventory. 

 
 

Enterprise Product Overview

 
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Capture item-level insights

Integrate with current inventory management item reports and align with existing workflows to improve traceability, unlock SKU-level details, and gain more insight into how your excess inventory is managed. 

 
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Improve tax shield and traceability

Track donation activity through electronic verifications and e-signature capture. More easily manage communication channels to existing nonprofit partners. Provide Corporate Tax team with aggregated documentation that increases the confidence to defend against an audit. 

 
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Communicate availability of unsold product

Send product availability notifications to a private network of existing nonprofit and channel outlets using curated distribution lists; or, introduce new, vetted partners to the network. 

 
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MOnitor progress across facilities

See the financial, environmental, and social metrics of your company's diversion efforts including information on top partners/recipients and the product mix of your recovered inventory. Gain visibility into major improvement areas and the root cause of surplus. Enable benchmarking across facilities.

 
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Engage employees and customers

Weekly and monthly activity reports encourage continuous engagement and management of initiatives. This also keeps stakeholder groups abreast of the progress and impact they're having on the company's success. 


Be proactive, not reactive.

What value does your unsold inventory hold? Let's find out.

 

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