Future Perspectives: Building Supplier Relationships

This is the fourth installment in a multi-part webinar series addressing the changes happening in the food supply chain from a variety of perspectives, and how technology can help stakeholders adapt and succeed.

Duration is 60 minutes, including Q&A.

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Organizations across the food supply chain are continuously asked to do “more with less,” which requires businesses to rely heavily on a network of vendor partnerships to save money, meet company objectives, and ensure consumer food safety. By building an interconnected network of vendor partners, companies across the end-to-end cold supply chain are exceeding the customers’ expectations and requirements. Food manufacturers, distributors, and retail establishments should be considering innovative ways—like leveraging data into actionable information by using technology—to build new or enhance existing supplier relationships within their organizations and supply chain to achieve success. Doing so will help maintain business continuity and prepare themselves for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.

Attendees will learn about:

  • How food companies find value in exploring opportunities to build collaboration and mutual goals with external partners
  • Ways to implement and utilize new technology that leverages and shares data, automates processes, and minimizes strain on internal resources
  • Best practices to develop collaborative vendor partnerships and help meet the requirements of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety and increase customer satisfaction

About the presenters

Milan Patel

Milan is the CEO and Co-founder of PathogenDx, a diagnostics platform company that is setting the standard in DNA testing with its multiplex microarray technology in fields of Clinical Diagnostics, Food Safety, and Agriculture. Milan has over 25 years of experience with large public, to small private and entrepreneurial companies in numerous industries from life sciences, biotechnology, and government services. Previously, Milan Patel was COO/CFO of GMSbiotech. Milan’s previous tenure was CFO at two IT Health services companies to the Federal government where he was instrumental in helping them scale and exit.

Jeremy Schneider

Jeremy is a Business Development Director, Food Safety and Quality Assurance at Controlant. He has more than 15 years of experience in the food quality, safety, and regulatory sectors, having worked with several fast-casual restaurant chains as well as food manufacturing. Jeremy has addressed some of the most challenging and critical risks faced today by major consumer food brands. He previously served as quality assurance manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill, where he led the rollout of a real-time temperature monitoring program for the company’s supply chain, reaching 2,400 North American restaurants. Email: jeremy@controlant.com.

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