Supply Chain

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • Economic Realities and the Promise of Technology in the Supply Chain

    Jun 14, 2024
    The food industry requires strategic investments to boost capacity, agility, visibility and efficiency in a climate of potential softening of consumer ...
  • The Changing Grocery Supply Chain Landscape

    May 14, 2024
    The FMI Supply Chain Forum will explore essential adaptations for success in today's evolving landscape. Improved efficiency is key for stronger supply chains, hinging on collaboration, information sharing and trust among trading ...
  • What’s Coming Next? Supply Chain Realities in the Never Normal

    Oct 26, 2023
    The food industry continues to grapple with uncertainty, volatility, and change. As we continue to adapt to the "never normal," it's essential to reflect on the valuable lessons learned and explore the current supply chain landscape. At the 2023 FMI ...
  • Learn How to Lead Through Burnout

    Aug 14, 2023
    Speaker Erin Stafford will discuss the timely and highly relevant topic of burnout at the upcoming FMI Supply Chain Forum during the event's closing keynote ...
  • The Model Store: How Supply Chain Challenges and Sustainability are Driving Decisions

    Jul 19, 2023
    As the last few years have shown, it’s an ever-evolving operational climate for doing business. Food retailers building new stores or remodeling existing locations are simultaneously dealing with supply chain challenges and the drive toward ...
  • Benchmarking the Food Industry Supply Chain Ecosystem

    Jul 17, 2023
    FMI, in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group, has released the 2023 Supply Chain Benchmarking report, which report provides key quantitative performance metrics, qualitative industry perspectives and actionable insights to enhance supply ...
  • Accelerating Technology Transformation

    Jul 5, 2023
    Technology innovation has disrupted traditional supply chain business strategies and operations. Over the next decade, technological investments in supply chain will focus on driving and fulfilling growth while improving business ...
  • Traveling This Summer: Keep an Eye Out

    Jun 29, 2023
    For many, summertime means travel. I’m reminded on the news daily that there is more congestion on the roads headed to popular vacation destinations, which I can imagine means that there are more people at the rest stops on the way to those ...
  • Supply Chain Challenges: Finding Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Jun 14, 2023
    The food industry has learned countless supply chain lessons in recent years and companies are putting strategies in place to ease the challenges. The result is that there is some light at the end of the long supply chain ...
  • Moving Beyond Problem Solving to Supersized Solution Scheming

    Jun 13, 2023
    In this video, FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin gives a state of the industry address focusing on six imperative issues confronting the food industry and how FMI adds ...
  • Building an Agile and Resilient Food Industry Supply Chain

    May 31, 2023
    The industry continues to experience a supply chain hangover in a never normal environment that continues to challenge the norms that used to work in the past. To address and solve these challenges FMI is convening industry leaders and supply chain ...
  • The Good News Remains: Both Consumers and Retailers Have Choices

    Mar 20, 2023
    Despite the uncertain economic environment we find ourselves in currently, consumers remain largely resilient and flexible in their purchasing decision-making. While concern over inflation and out-of-stocks continue to be top of mind for shoppers, ...
  • On the Bright Side…Bipartisan Supply Chain Solutions

    Mar 13, 2023
    In terms of legislative efforts in Congress to improve our nation’s supply chain, we have bright side news to report. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to address the trucker workforce ...
  • Six Imperative Issues Facing the Food Industry in 2023

    Feb 28, 2023
    The articles in this year’s Boardroom volume 8 reflect FMI’s Imperative Issues Framework. Boardroom continues to provide analysis and recommendations through the lens of the food industry's imperative issues – from supply chain and workforce ...
  • Drumroll Please: Introducing the 2023 Class of FMI Store Manager Awards Nominees

    Feb 22, 2023
    In addition to celebrating the hardworking people who make up our industry, we want to pay special attention to the store managers who are the heartbeat of local supermarkets across the globe. These devoted leaders embody their company’s vision and ...