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Cartoon 8 | A complex food supply chain

food supply chain risk

A complex food supply chain

Cowboys United Ingredients Agent finds a supplier in India who says they can supply 20 tonne containers with an 18 week lead time.

Agent recognises that 20 tonnes will be enough for 20 years. But does not go into detail on:

  • product specifications
  • supplier approval
  • supply chain compliance with retailer standards

The agent is only interested in matching volumes and making a profit margin for doing as little as possible. Managing food supply chain risk is not a priority

Not all agents are as irresponsible as Cowboys United.

About These Cartoons

QADEX understand the continual pressure that food safety teams are under.

Sometimes what happens is surreal and would be funny, except you are up to your neck and it is hard to see the funny side.

This cartoon is Number 8 in a series of 19 cartoons charting some of the crazy things that happen in the process of launching a fictional hot potato range into a supermarket.

We hope you find some of these cartoons amusing, if you do please share the smiles by clicking the share button on LinkedIn.

Previous cartoons in this series are available on the QADEX LinkedIn page

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