Unifine Richardson Fall 2012
Break out 1 • Roles • Raw Honey Production Industry • Joanna Killian (Harrington Honey) • Rob Pincombe (Purchasing at Unifine) • Purchaser at the Canadian Fried Chicken (CFC) Franchise (member of food industry) • What is your role and objective in the supply chain? • What do you influence? • What decision (s) do you have to make related to honey & supply chain quality? • What are your alternatives?
Supply side Demand side What determines the price of honey?
What’s the Buzz about Disappearing Bee? • 40% of the 2 Million Bee Colonies collapsed over 3 years • 11% or 15 B $ of US Agricultural crops depend on Bees • Food Shortages for those products • Prices continue to go up.
Competitive Analysis • How important is honey to Unifine? • Who is its major customer and what do they look for in their purchase? • Order winner attributes for this product (Why do customers chose this product over competitors?)
What should the supplier have done differently? • Knowledge of problem? • Proactive versus reactive?
Quality Practices in the Supply Chain Sources Unifine Buyers What are the costs of external quality failures to Unifine?
Breakout 2Taking the role of Rob Pincombe • Recommended action and why? • Length of purchasing contract? • Knowing what you know now, what additional clauses need to be in your supplier contract?
Key Supply Chain Issues • International Food Purchasing Issues • Global Supply Chain • Purchasing Commodities • Supplier relations • Intermediaries • Government Regulations • Role of 6 Ts in Quality • Trust • Testability • Traceability • Transparency • Training • Time