Educational program: Hang on tight on the reg...
Educational program

Hang on tight on the regulatory rollercoaster ride

IPPE / AFIA / US Poultry
Yone Dewberry talks about the need for animal food manufacturers to prepare contingency plans in case of supply chain disruptions.
Yone Dewberry talks about the need for animal food manufacturers to prepare contingency plans in case of supply chain disruptions.

USA, Atlanta. The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted a new half-day educational program 26 January, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo, providing animal agriculture business leaders with tips for managing volatile situations that impact their operations.

The “Business Continuity in Times of Disruption: Lessons Learned from the Feed Industry” program covered topics such as: managing government relations when local, state and federal restrictions and requirements change or conflict; navigating personnel and other workforce issues; developing transparent internal communications; and ensuring the timely delivery of safe, quality products.

“We are more physically connected now than ever before,” said Yone Dewberry, chief supply chain officer at Land O’Lakes, Inc. “When we are that integrated, and one part of the chain breaks down, you get major, major shortages.”

Dewberry provided the example that to make a single hot tub, 1,850 different parts must travel 887,776 miles from seven countries and 14 states. Dewberry encouraged attendees to consider the different ingredients, vitamins, parts, bags, etc., they are using to manufacture their products to better understand the complexity of their supply chains and develop contingency plans in case there are supply chain bottlenecks.

Source: US Poultry
tags:
USA Atlanta Expo

Newsletter-Service

With our free newsletters, we can provide you with the most important industry news and useful practical tips from Germany and around the world.

 
stats