Economic Trends Beg for Industry Process Disruption

F4SS Executive Director, Lisa Shambro offers thoughts/ideas on new approaches suppliers can consider in the current economic environment to save time and be invaluable to their customers. Life is great,…

Procurement & Sourcing: Place the Supplier at the Heart

Supplier performance is a strategic part of business procurement since suppliers are crucial elements of the supply network. By aligning supplier management with other activities and processes of procurement, a…

The Chemistry of Your Conversations

Everything happens through conversations. Your company’s success depends on the quality of your relationships, which depends on the quality of your conversations. We’ve all heard the phrase, “They had great…

Five Steps to Create Cultures of Trust!

Conversational Intelligence is our hardwired ability for understanding how to create cultures of trust. Learn how to build trust with these five steps! Conversations are not what you think they…

Building The CPG Brain Trust: Becoming We-Centric

In the CPG Industry, does trust really matter? The answer is unequivocally, yes! Trust matters more than anything! Too often, we see CPG customers and suppliers as separate. Just as…

Traceability Exercise – A Tool to Improve Food Safety Culture

Traceability is extremely critical for all stakeholders – manufacturers, supply chain, customers and the public. Learn why a traceability exercise should be part of your quality program and important tips…

FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food Supply Chain Program

Learn how a new Supply Chain Program under FSMA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food can impact your supply chain. Many medium-to large-size companies are now producing food under the new…

Benchmarking: Biggest Emerging Industry Challenges

Learn what emerging challenges could significantly impact the contract manufacturing and packaging industry in the near future. Earlier this year, I had the privilege to facilitate two group discussions at…

The Coding Conundrum

One would think that applying a code to a product should be easy. However, coding is one of the biggest challenges that occurs for contract manufacturers. Defining the Problem Customers…

Demand Visibility/Forecasting Opportunities and Challenges

Identifying the problem is the first step to finding a solution. Learn the opportunities and challenges in Demand Visibility/Forecasting in our industry. When brought into just about any contract manufacturing…