Supplier Risk Assessment
Online Session

1 Day SOFHT Breakfast Club
28 Apr

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the importance of managing supplier risks. Decisions over supply chain stability depend on an organisation’s appetite for risk and willingness to invest in the relationship. Supply chain instability can have a negative impact and optimising supply chain management can have favourable results.


  • Recognise the growing importance of supplier risk management
  • Frame supplier risk management within the context of ‘’safety practice’’ in
  • product management
  • Outline an approach to help companies to identify and manage their supplier
  • Develop business strategy for supplier risk management which involves risk analysis, due diligence, contingency planning, supplier audits and supplier risk assessments.

Every food business implements risk based food safety management systems. Stephen White will discuss common challenges being encountered in implementing risk based management systems, why these challenges exist, followed by a roadmap to how a food business can transform its risk assessments and supplier approval.

Attendees will leave with a road map to a world where unannounced audits are business as usual and the data within their food safety management systems are providing early warnings of where problems may be emerging.

Rick Sanderson will broaden the debate to explore the wider horizons of risk in today’s demanding trading environment. Companies looking to start their journey towards better Responsible Sourcing outcomes, or to chart progress already made against all areas, need a common language or framework through which to articulate outcomes. Moreover, they also need a structured approach to capturing and standardising data. This is not easy, with many companies still dependent on old world technologies to solve new world problems, with this problem multiplying down the supply chain. Without visibility there is no accountability.


Stephen Whyte, Managing Director – Qadex Limited
Rick Sanderson, Chief Commercial Officer, Qadex Limited


9:30 – 10:30 - Stephen Whyte
10:30 – 10:45 - Break
10:45 – 11:45 - Rick Sanderson
11:45 – 12:00 - Q & A

Places are limited to 25 delegates to ensure that this remains an intimate and in- formative 1/2 day programme for all.

Cost: £25 (Members), £50 (Non-members), £15 (Students) all plus VAT per delegate

Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm

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