Who is F4SS?

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing is a non-profit organization with a primary goal to establish a forum whereby CPG marketers, external manufacturers, and secondary packagers can share the best practices towards the creation of industry standards aimed at improving efficiency and reducing supply chain costs

Our Events

F4SS hosts 2 major industry-specific events each year. Members are eligible for the discounted F4SS member rate (50% off). The events feature well-respected speakers from the CM&P and parallel industries and provide ample opportunities for networking and benchmarking with fellow F4SS members and industry executives
Sponsorship Program

The deadline to sponsor the upcoming F4SS Enabling Growth Conference is January 23, 2015. The program is designed to provide your company with maximum name and brand exposure. Click here to view the various levels of sponsorship available and the benefits provided at each level. 
Initiative Teams

The most effective way to begin experiencing F4SS membership benefits is to participate in our initiatives that are expected to generate cost savings for you and save the industry billions of dollars. F4SS members can even join the teams by clicking here. Get involved to help foster change, improve efficiency, and improve execution.
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Worldwide Manufacturing Predictions for 2015
Posted December 17, 2014
International Data Corporation (IDC) yesterday hosted the web conference IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2015 Predictions, which provided organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon. The web conference predictions series and accompanying IDC FutureScape reports are designed to help IT leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth.

Kimberly-Clark Rewards Startup Innovation
Posted December 17, 2014
The Kimberly-Clark Digital Innovation Lab (D'Lab) is bringing open-source innovation to the consumer package goods category with the second annual KChallenge startup competition at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winning startup will receive the opportunity to pilot a project with one of Kimberly-Clark's global brands such as Kleenex, Huggies, Depend, Scott or Kotex.

General Mills develops ancient grains Cheerios
Posted October 31, 2014
General Mills will launch ancient grains Cheerios to take the fast-growing trend into mainstream cereal, its marketing manager for cereal innovation says.

THE DRONES REPORT: Commercial Aerial Drones Are Becoming A Reality, With Huge Impacts For Many Industries
Posted October 31, 2014
While drones are unlikely to become a part of our daily lives in the immediate future, they will soon begin taking on much larger roles for businesses and some individual consumers, from delivering groceries to revolutionizing private security, to changing the way farmers manage their crops - perhaps even aerial advertising.
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