2019 Supply Chain Failures Impact to Food Safety and Quality

Duration 60 Mins
Webinar ID IQW19J1060
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced

  • Costs involved – inventory turns/cycle times
  • Liability
  • Global Food Markets drive new import food safety requirements
  • Review how the FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) are changing things
  • Food safety hazards
  • Identifying key suppliers
  • Recalls
  • Planning around areas where nature can disrupt the supply chain
  • Foreign suppliers
  • Preventive concepts
  • Basic planning mechanisms
  • Other resources available to help you 

Overview of the webinar

One of the three most critical food safety issues facing the food industry today is supply chain failures. With the U.S. initiated tariff wars activated, many types of food shipments are being and are likely to be impacted.

Supply chain failures can impact many aspects of business functioning. Both incoming products and ingredients and outgoing final delays or failures can cause ripples throughout the supply chain that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to companies and their clients. 

As the supply chain continues to become more and more complex, poor planning and the lack of defense systems against supply chain failures can cause losses in reputation, poor quality, failing food safety protection, substandard product delivery, share price decline, product recalls and many other problems. The Learning Objectives are:

  • Understand the risks associated with supply chain failures
  • Review common occurrences
  • Understand FDA supply chain and transportation rules with regard to supply chain controls
  • Understand how cargo theft and food fraud can impact your supply chain
  • Review traceability and recall requirements and technology
  • Understand how even packaging can impact deliveries
  • Learn to eliminate and control purchasing based primarily on pricing

Who should attend?

  • Procurement Officers
  • Food Transportation Managers
  • Sustainability Officers
  • U.S. food processors, distributors, retailers and restaurant chains importing food from foreign countries
  • Food and other buyers
  • Foreign food producers, importers and exporters 
  • International food carriers
  • Import and export logistics personnel
  • Food safety and quality specialists

Why should you attend?

This webinar will review the issues surrounding the economic disruption caused by supply chain failures. Risks, rules, foreseeable events, exposure, social media and other critical issues will be covered. Lost productivity, revenue and reputation along with the panic that results should cause all companies to understand, plan for and do all they can to prevent supply chain failures. 

This issue is increasingly critical for the food supply chain. Suppliers and receivers must recognize potential problems, assess risks and work alternative opportunities in order to survive these turbulent times.

No food supply company can afford late or poor quality or food safety failures at any point in their process, but when incoming supplies are not where they should be or when they should be all downstream the consuming public may be detrimentally impacted, and many supply chain members are set to fail.

Food suppliers cannot afford supply chain failures, especially with regard to food safety and quality, but such failures occur on a daily basis throughout the industry. Companies need to begin to understand the risks involved and establish effective management approaches that help them to prevent and respond quickly to potential supply failures. 

Faculty - Dr. John Ryan

Dr. John M. Ryan is currently working with various food and RFID/Traceability suppliers and a variety of sensor providers to implement an international RFID produce supply chain track and trace and food safety system between the State of Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific Region. He is a the quality assurance administrator over two branches within the department: Commodities and Measurement Standards which include labs used to test various processed foods and primary involvement with food safety. He previously implemented the nations' first RFID food traceability (farm-distribution-retail) project.


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