Few things are as taken for granted as the supply chains that grow, process, and distribute our food supply. They need advanced systems that can deal with perishable products, unpredictable supply fluctuations, and rigorous safety requirements. We rarely think about it, but when things go wrong and shortages start, the systems that define them are highlighted in stark relief. Like other enterprises, the food industry faces risks from many internal and external factors, and a fallout if things go wrong. For this discussion, consider the following:

  • What risks and risk categories are there in this industry?
  • What are some mitigation strategies for this industry?
  • What technologies and services could aid this industry?
  • Create and share a risk matrix for a particular food chain/company

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