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Supply chain security threats: 5 game-changing forces

Lauren Gibbons Paul | Dec. 17, 2009
As any CSO knows, it's not enough to mind your own business. You have to look after your business partners as well, across all links that connect to your supply chain--whether that chain is physical or virtual.

A related force reshaping supply chains in the food and beverage industry is consumers' increasing demand for visibility into the provenance of their food. Produce and seafood have been labeled to indicate origin for a few years now. The current "locavore" trend--which emphasizes eating locally grown food--stems in part from consumers' beliefs that food grown and consumed nearby is less likely to become contaminated. Here, supply chains are shedding links to help allay consumer fears.


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