Disruptions, especially those caused by variables beyond our control, are bound to occur in the food supply chain. These include political upheavals, economic meltdowns and natural disasters. Hurricane Florence recently swept through North Carolina, the location of our main office, leaving in its wake billions worth of damaged property and infrastructure. Agricultural losses are estimated at $1 billion dollars. For anyone in the food industry, it's a not-so-gentle reminder of the often powerful impact of supply chain disruptions.