Wake up and smell the coffee: value co-creation in extended small-holder farmer supply chains
Workshop Theme: Supply Chain Capability
Workshop Coordinator: Matthew Algie & Co
Speakers: Ewan Reid
Time: 13:30pm – 14.30pm
The vertically integrated company of the past has been replaced by complex supply chains connecting small and large companies across the globe. As a result supply chain management has become a key competitive differentiator.
Matthew Algie operates a complex extended supply chain in Africa, Asia and Latin America encompassing small-holder coffee farmers in challenging and remote rural communities.
This session will explore the development of long-term relationships which deliver value through a mutual understanding of both challenges and opportunities throughout the supply chain. It will also demonstrate how this has been key to delivering a sustainable proposition for its growers and for Matthew Algie as a business.
It will set out potential approaches to sustainability in extended supply chains which fulfil the demands of leading UK retailers and consumers alike
You’ll leave the workshop with
- Approaches to tackling cross-cultural complexity in supply chains
- Integration of the big sustainability challenges into business practice: e.g. climate change and North/South economic polarity
- Value add: how efficiency levers in small-holder farming can become relevant unique selling points to consumer markers in the North