The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic drove food, beverage, and dietary supplement companies clambering to secure market and supply chain data to better respond to the growing crisis. TraceGains and its network of suppliers and manufacturers joined forces to help struggling companies navigate the ongoing threat to avoid supply chain disruptions.
The World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all concur that there’s no evidence that food or food packaging is a source of COVID-19 transmission.
The perfect storm of spiking consumer demand and a strained supply chain threaten food and supplement companies and their long-term planning. Even if consumer demand persists, the pandemic still poses a threat to production plant employees, putting a more significant strain on demand. And with no end of the outbreak in sight, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers must keep changing their approach to survive.
This recorded webinar with speakers Dr. Amy Kircher from the University of Minnesota, Stephanie Lopez, VP of Operations at AIB International, and TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki features a critical discussion about emerging supply chain threats and what companies can do today to protect their businesses now to emerge stronger tomorrow.
Dr. Kircher is the Senior Advisor of the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence and an Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She leads a talented staff and coordinates a research consortium of experts dedicated to protecting the food system through research and education. Her current research includes identification and warning of food disruptions through data fusion and analysis.
Market signals that indicate conditions are ripe for fraud or adulteration.
Alternatives to on-site audits in the age of COVID-19.
How TraceGains Smart Alerts can identify risks relevant to your supply chain in real-time.
How to streamline supplier approval and on-boarding to avoid shortages.