Supply Chain Management: What’s Next for Food and Beverage?


Duration:60 minutes


Food and beverage companies have long struggled with the unique requirements of shelf life management, complexities of batch scheduling, traceability, and many other factors. As the new year approaches, uncertainties around tariffs, sustainability initiatives, and growing regulations are just some of a multitude of dynamics that will surely add even more complexity to the mix. Many of these issues and trends can have profound impact on your entire supply chain—from procurement to manufacturing to delivery.

For a peek into what 2020 might bring, join this webinar to learn more about:

  • What industry trends in 2019 will impact most food and beverage companies in 2020
  • What role Blockchain is most likely to play
  • How technology is helping companies address their sustainability initiatives
  • Which tools other companies are using today to overcome the unique challenges this industry faces


Christine Barnhart

Director of Manufacturing Industry Strategy

Christine Barnhart is the Director of Manufacturing Industry Strategy for Infor Nexus and Infor’s supply chain products. Working closely with Product Management, Sales, Marketing and others within the organization, as well as customers, she is tasked with ensuring the alignment and success of the go to market plans and that Infor Nexus is delivering market-leading solutions to our manufacturing customers.

Christine brings over 20 years of expertise in manufacturing, purchasing and planning from companies including Berry Global, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and Whirlpool. In 2018, she was recognized as one of the Top Women in Supply Chain by Supply and Demand Chain Executive. Christine has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville and completed her MBA with distinction at the University of Louisville. She is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) through APICs (ASCM) and as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Michael Edgett

Industry & Solution Strategy Director


Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Food & Beverage

Mike is responsible for driving Infor’s vision and strategic direction in the Food and Beverage market. In collaboration with Infor’s product managers he helps define the investments needed to meet these ever-changing process manufacturing industries. Mike also works directly with Infor’s customers to help them identify how best to leverage digital technologies to overcome industry challenges and leverage new market dynamics.

Mike started his career in product development with diversified food processing company, Borden and later moved to Quaker Oats where he held roles in R&D, Business Development and Marketing. Additionally, he served as Director of Marketing for a division of Bunge Foods.

Mike earned an MBA in Marketing and Operations Management from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Houghton College.



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