Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Strengthening Your Supplier Relationships in the New Normal

Don't miss FoodLogiQ's upcoming demo on how to strengthen supplier relationships in the New Normal.

With consumer sentiment and state-level regulation affecting technic shifts within the food industry, communicating with supply chain partners, old and new, has never been more crucial. Some suppliers are in need of new buyers to divert product that is going to waste, others may be encountering operating failures, closures or unprecedented demand. Organizations need to be nimble and transparent in order to keep track of expected inventory, and to mediate gaps or excess as the rate of turns changes in response to varying aspects of the crisis.

Tailoring Document Requirements for Effective Risk Management


Learn how FoodLogiQ customers are leveraging new document types to strengthen their supply chain in our latest E-Book, 7 Ways FoodLogiQ Customers are Minimizing Risk During COVID-19.

Employing strong, strategic documentation management strategies and practices is vital for all active organizations in the food supply chain. The ability to capture, store, review, share and reference data within a designated, consolidated space is not only key to upholding compliance and meeting regulatory requirements, but is also an indicator of a mature food organization. Furthermore, it is coincidentally of utmost importance in the face of a global pandemic.

15 Minute Listen: Consumers, Technology and Transparency in the “New Normal”


FoodLogiQ’s VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights Julie McGill is joined by Kinetic12 Partner Bruce Reinstein for a discussion about how the consumer mindset, food transparency and technology are shifting due to the COVID-19 crisis. These changes are shaping a “New Normal'' for the food industry, which we are only beginning to understand. Listen to the discussion on the New Normal, and learn what to expect in the coming months. 

Kinetic12 and IFMA first introduced their forward-looking research on the “New Normal” in a whitepaper titled, Looking Forward to Our New Normal. Since then, the organizations have produced a series of webinars and follow-up pieces exploring transformations in the food industry resulting from the COVID-19 global health crisis, including their most recent whitepaper, What’s Working and What Will Become Part of the New Normal

Friday Round-up (5/8/20): Supply Chain Flexibility and Blended Sales Channels During COVID-19


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the food consumer overnight, leading to paradigmatic shifts in models for creating and selling food products. Divisions within the industry have subsequently begun to blur as restaurants, grocers, distributors and manufacturers borrow from one another to diversify sales channels and modulate margins.

Communicating Throughout Your Food Business During Crisis


Learn how FoodLogiQ customers are employing new communication strategies in our latest E-Book, 7 Ways FoodLogiQ Customers are Minimizing Risk During COVID-19.

The risk management programs developed in response to crises are only as good as your ability to communicate them. When attempting to rapidly deploy new procedures to mitigate risks associated with health concerns like the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), expectations, instructions and mechanisms for accountability must all seamlessly be deployed across an organization. Some programs will also require a public communications plan to ensure consumers are aware of changes to the shopping experience, and to build trust around your brand's commitment to health and safety.