Business Gateway Growth Hub - Leicestershire Supporting Growth

Supply Chain Resilience

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE


The webinar will cover the importance of collaboration, resilience, and visibility within the supply chain.

Management of the supply chain is a key aspect of any business, within this session, attendees will be able to access insight into the how and the why of managing supply chains effectively and efficiently.

Who should attend this session?

Food and Drink Producers who wish to ensure that their supply chains and the inherent risk within those supply chains are managed proactively and efficiently. Supply chain resilience is an integral and vital aspect of business continuity.

What will we cover?

  • Sourcing alternative raw ingredients suppliers due to shortages
  • Knowing the part, you play in the supply chain
  • NPD to eliminate risk to supply chains (i.e., removing/reducing ingredients in short supply or have had price increases)
  • Supply chain relationships with distributors and clients
  • Supply chain collaborations
  • Distribution channels for new markets etc. (i.e., retail vs. foodservice vs. online etc.)

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?
You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you:

  • A better understanding of how food management standards:
  • How and what organisations can do to source materials/ingredients
  • Supply chain mapping – the insight and benefits
  • Becoming agile in your business approach to improve your ability to react to market challenges/shortages
  • The importance of positive and collaborative relationships throughout the supply chain, the tools and methodology
  • Creating positive business contingency through risk mitigation – Multiple streams to market

Who’ll be presenting this webinar?

Andy Neilson is an award-winning procurement and supply chain executive with over 30 years’ experience in transformational change within procurement and supply chain for globally reaching organisations. Andrew has been able to deliver significant and sustainable value from all of his previous roles whether that is within a greenfield/start-up mode or developing an existing function across indirect and direct categories.

This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Food and Drink Forum and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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