Supply Chain Expert Exchange Fall 2021 Conference
It’s been two years since we’ve been able to meet face to face …
Don’t miss out on the ONLY Supply Chain event designed by your restaurant industry supply chain peers.
The National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Expert Exchange Fall Conference is back in person October 19-20 at the Orlando World Center Marriott
Don’t miss this first opportunity to gather with your peers and deep-dive the challenges and solutions they found over the past year to secure their supply chain. Find out what issues and opportunities are up ahead. Get the down-low insights you can only get by getting together.
Our Orlando conference is drawing supply chain pros from across the restaurant industry to...
- Learn the current state of the industry and expectations for supplies
- Hear real-world stories of supply chain solutions, future concerns
- Catch up over a coffee or a cocktail
Come for the conference and stay for MarketVision Oct 20-22, co-located at the Marriott.
Operator registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work in supply chain management for restaurant or hospitality companies. Product and service providers are allowed to attend only as sponsors. Our sponsorships are sold out for this year; please contact Lo Mittelbronn if you are interested in becoming a sponsor in 2022.
Animal Protein Sustainability: Separating Fact from Fiction
Webinar - Animal Protein Sustainability: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wednesday, October 7th
1:00 PM EST REGISTER HERE
The sustainability of animal protein has generated substantial attention in recent years and with that comes mixed messages, misinformation and consumer confusion. As restaurants look to provide the products that consumers demand, this webinar will discuss the variety of sustainability claims made about animal protein, what’s fact vs fiction and detail the ongoing sustainability efforts within the industry to continuously improve practices and earn consumer trust, as well as the role restaurants can play to boost sustainability within the animal protein industry.
Key Takeaways: There is substantial sustainability work underway in the animal protein industry that restaurants can play an active role in shaping. Sustainability in the meat industry covers several different key pillar areas including environmental impact, animal welfare, food safety, health and wellness and labor and human rights. There are many resources available to assist restaurants in addressing the many claims made about the environmental impacts of animal protein production.
Reopening: Will there be enough animal protein?
America is beginning to venture out again, and customers are looking forward to the simple pleasure of dining in a restaurant. With recent interruptions in the supply chain, will restaurants have all the burgers, bacon, and chicken wings customers hope to order?
Hear from the National Restaurant Association, in partnership with the North American Meat Institute, to understand the near-term supply-chain issues and potential challenges in sourcing beef, pork, chicken. You’ll walk away with the understanding of what you can do to adapt your menu and ride out any supply disruption.
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 2:00 pm EDT
Note: You must register to attend! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom gathering.
Julie Anna Potts
President & CEO, North American Meat Institute
Director, Brand Marketing, Marlow’s Tavern
Chief Procurement Officer, Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC (Purchasing Agent for Applebee’s & IHOP Systems)
Supply Chain Spring Conference Canceled
It is with great regret that we announce we will not be holding our Supply Chain conference on May 14-15th. Due to the World Health Organization recently declaring the COVID-19 viral disease a pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation to limit gatherings, the U.S. Surgeon General's recommendation to avoid nonessential travel, and the State of Illinois' emergency declarations, similar to the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, we have been forced to cancel due to force majeure. We will be focusing our efforts around planning for our October conference in Orlando and hope to see you there.
While we are disappointed to not be able to host our communities and sponsors in May, we believe it is the required decision for everyone's safety and will continue to support our members and the industry.
For those of you that have paid for registration, we will refund 100% because we want to put money back in operators' pockets during these difficult times. Expect to see your refund over the next few weeks. Once processed, credit-card refunds typically take 3-5 days to process.
With the changes in our industry, education and community will be more important than ever. We have worked with our steering committees and others to assemble excellent content and will continue to share that with the community. Look forward to more digital resources and ways to engage throughout the year. Keep an eye out for registration details for our Fall conference on October 20th and 21st in Orlando, Florida.
To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, the National Restaurant Association created this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.
Thank you for being a part of our community. We are here to support you as we all work through these difficult times. We will continue our efforts to help our industry connect, learn, and lead. We hope to see you in Orlando in October!
WEBINAR: Covid -19 Forces You to Deal with Adverse Impact on Your Supply Chain
All brands will experience disruptions in their supply chains as result of the coronavirus. Even if the retail outlets are closed or operating at reduced capacity for some time, getting quality product will be necessary for some now and some when it is time to re-open. The rights, defenses and remedies of contracting parties, navigating the trade and import/export rules and regulations, and understanding potential insurance coverage will all be critical.
This webinar focuses on restaurant franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers, distributors and retailers’ considerations in these important areas:
- What are your contractual rights, defenses, and remedies and how do you exercise them?
- What has changed for exporting , compliance programs, training and procedures ?
- Is there insurance coverage when the supply chain is interrupted?
Len MacPhee ( Supply Chain)
Joyce Mazero ( Supply Chain )
Michelle Schulz ( International Trade)
Lisa Weixelman ( Insurance Coverage )
When: Thursday, March 26 at 1:30-2:30 EDT
Here is the registration link
Free Webinar: An Introduction to Food Supply Chain Traceability
We hear buzzwords like Block Chain, Traceability, Traceback, what does this all mean and how do they relate? According to IFT, there has been significant progress in the area of food traceability in recent years. Several food sectors have elevated the importance of traceability and begun to implement programs in support within their supply chains. Research has identified the beneficial relationship between effective traceability and food security, sustainability, safety, defense, and protection. From carrying out targeted recalls to preventing food waste, traceability is viewed as an essential prerequisite to better supply chain management. This webinar will provide an overview of what is working and challenges remain.
Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Presenter: Bryan Hitchcock, Senior Director of Food Chain and Executive Director of the Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) and Thomas Burke, Food Traceability and Safety Scientist, Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologists
Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group 2019 Fall Conference
The Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group is a community of restaurant and hospitality supply chain professionals who meet twice a year for a spring and fall conference. Built and managed by a committee of restaurant supply chain operators, the conference agenda topics and speakers are chosen based on operator feedback to ensure everything you learn can be implemented into your day-to-day responsibilities.
Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group 2019 Fall Conference
The Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group is a community of restaurant and hospitality supply chain professionals who meet twice a year for a spring and fall conference. Built and managed by a committee of restaurant supply chain operators, the conference agenda topics and speakers are chosen based on operator feedback to ensure everything you learn can be implemented into your day-to-day responsibilities. Register here.
Sustainability Executive Study Group Conference
Sustainability ESG includes some of the biggest names in sustainability and sourcing in the foodservice industry, sharing what they are doing to improve the environmental footprint in their restaurant businesses. From food sourcing to animal welfare to compostable foodservice packaging in restaurants, our 2019 meeting will be a day of candid conversation about the progress being made in the foodservice industry.
Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group 2019 Spring Conference
Speaker presentations from the May 16 - 17, 2019 National Restaurant Association's SOLD OUT Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group Spring Conference are now available. Click here to access.