Consumer’s demands for a greater selection of products and services at all times of the year – at a lower price point – are driving companies to look for sources globally. Safety concerns (food, toys, clothing, etc.) of products from outside the USA are having the opposite effect — sourcing food and goods locally is perceived by some consumers as a safer alternative especially to children and pets. Energy related issues add additional complexity and new challenges. How agricultural companies manage the supply chain can both optimize returns and minimize risk while growing the business.
The AgGateway Conference is designed to help attendees understand the challenges of participating in a global supply chain and the crucial role that electronic connectivity plays in conducting efficient commerce.
Experts in the Agriculture Industry will address questions such as:
How does a disruption in the supply chain impact your ability to carry on the business?
How can companies share information with trading partners to optimize quality, supply and reduce costs?
What impact does global versus local sourcing have on managing the business?
How can companies meet the traceability or sustainability requirements of the end consumer by implementing e-Business solutions?
This is a “must attend” conference for those interested in learning more about how eBusiness technologies and practices promoted by AgGateway can help them manage in this challenging environment. “As has been true with our previous conferences, this conference is a significant event for agriculture as it brings together the business and information technology leaders of many different segments of the agricultural industry in a common forum.” said Ron Farrell, President and CEO for AgGateway.
The annual AgGateway conference attracts IT and Business executives from throughout the agricultural industry across North America. AgGateway is a non-profit consortium of businesses serving the agriculture industry, which helps member companies improve their profitability and productivity by educating, promoting and expanding participation in eBusiness in agriculture and agriculture related businesses. To this end, the corporation focuses on enabling eBusiness implementation, providing education and eBusiness project coordination in the agriculture industry.
For more information or to register for the conference, please go to the AgGateway website or contact AgGateway at 202-742-5967.