The Shippers Group was happy to be back at the 66th annual Food Shippers of America Conference held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida this week. The conference agenda was full of outstanding educational and networking opportunities. Conference attendees were eager to return to Orlando for this year’s event, especially since the 2021 conference had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four members of The Shippers Group's Executive Committee are looking forward to joining primary shippers and receivers of food and related products on February 20-22, 2022 the 66th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference in Orlando, Florida.
A record number of COVID cases are being reported following the holiday season. The Omicron variant is highly contagious, but illness is generally not nearly as severe as the earlier Delta variant. Symptoms more closely resemble that of a common cold. In the past two weeks, spread of the virus is having significant impact on the workforce across almost every industry as those infected stay home to quarantine. If you do not feel well, please stay home to help prevent further spread of the virus.
This week marks the one year anniversary of the first COVID vaccine. Approximately 59% of people have been fully vaccinated, and anyone over the age of 5 years old is able to be vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, please consider doing so. The vaccine does not guarantee that you will not get COVID, but if you get COVID, your chances of becoming severely ill are dramatically reduced.
With the holidays upon us, the spread of illness is on the rise as people gather indoors. Please continue to follow guidance from the CDC to keep you and your loved ones safe.
WHAT IS SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Looking at a typical supply chain for consumer packaged goods (CPG), it is easy to see why collaboration among supply chain participants is important. The supply chains of the products we buy require complex orchestration from end to end — that is, from raw materials suppliers all the way down to the final consumer who ultimately purchases the goods.