Supply Chain Integrity Seminars

In partnership with Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL), a seminar series covering supply chain integrity will take place at foodpro.

The seminars will feature industry speakers as well as exhibitors in the Supply Chain Integrity Zone. All sessions will be free to attend, you can express your interest in the program through the registration process.

Monday 17 July

What’s all the fuss about food and fibre provenance, smart packaging, supply chain transformation, blockchain, metadata, food trust, and proof of product origin? Who wins and who loses in this game? How do we manage changes that data driven systems are bringing whether we like them or not? In this session Peter will provide an overview of current Data61|CSIRO work in progress to develop platform capabilities and tools for industry to navigate new data management systems. Also to help accelerate the uptake of new technology and systems to re-enforce high quality Australian brand promises at home and abroad.


The retail point-of-sale GS1 barcode as we know it today is over 40 years old but is widely adopted by retailers and firmly entrenched in marketplaces all around the world. With the arrival of new identification technologies including RFID and 2D barcodes like QR codes along with smart phone technology, does it still have a role to play today. Can it help combat issues like Food Fraud, anti-counterfeiting and increases in the number of food withdrawals and recalls. Come and hear about new identification technologies that are being adopted by retailers including DataBar and the Digital Watermark (DW) code and what benefits they can bring to retailers, suppliers and consumers.


Economic and societal changes taking place in Asia represent enormous opportunities for Australian farming over coming years as the majority of global population growth takes place in our region. The Asia-Pacific region contains some of the fastest growing nations, with China and India, the most populated countries in the world, each having populations of over one billion.
A number of challenges will need to be overcome if Australian businesses are to take full advantage of these opportunities and support the transition to information based trading.

The way forward
Traceability solutions will allow producers to present the story of their produce, increasing their credibility in the market and enticing the discerning buyer that wants to buy quality Australian products through proof of provenance.

Tracking agricultural products - whether Australia’s largest export commodities (wheat, wine or beef) or our less common wares (goat, deer or honey) - provides producers, regulators and consumers with a range of information about where their food came from, who produced it and what additives, if any, it contains.

AgriTrace is an innovative cloud based traceability system providing food value chain visibility while enhancing competitiveness in the Agriculture sector. It is designed to provide unprecedented levels of transparency into the entire lifecycle of the product from paddock to plate.


The way food is grown, sourced, distributed, represented and sold is more complex than ever. Food and agricultural supply chains are a vital connection between producers and consumers. Modern consumers want this connection to feel confident that the food has come from where it is claimed, and that it is safe. Cameron will discuss how risks and threats like the various forms of food fraud (adulteration, substitution, misrepresentation etc), can impact consumer confidence and trust and outline the supply chain based solution that Source Certain offers which is underpinned by a forensic provenance technology – Verified Supply Chain Integrity.


The need for food manufacturers to conduct more detailed risk assessments across their raw material supply chains was originally raised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in 2014, following a number of serious international food fraud cases involving the deliberate adulteration and/or counterfeiting of food for economic gain.

Many of our industry’s leading food manufacturers and retailers, as well as international food safety and quality standards now require that their suppliers undertake a detailed study of their supply chain in accordance with GFSI guidance on food supply chain vulnerability. A system referred to as VACCP.

Another methodology, TACCP (Threat Assessment Critical Control point) is also being employed to consider the threat of deliberate attack or sabotage, often for ideological reasons, within the supply base but also during manufacture. This system is outlined in “PAS 96:2014”.

In this presentation, John raises and discusses some of the challenges faced by small to medium sized food businesses in meeting these risk assessment requirements, he compares some of the available guidelines and publications on the subject, and suggests a pathway through what appears to be a confusing subject for many food safety and quality professionals.


This presentation will involve considering how best to integrate decisions about market positioning and busiuness strategy, with the supply chain design decisions made by food industry firms wishing to export. A case study will be used to illustrate how risk and return aspects can be best considered.


Tuesday 18 July

Food manufacturing is what feeds us and sustains an important slice of our economy. With a hungry global population, all expecting to eat, food manufacturing is innovating changing in how the consumer is fed. This wave of innovation combined with contributions from research and disruptive forces form other sectors mean food manufacturing will look dramatically different and soon.


Approximately one third of current food produced is wasted, contributing to food insecurity and negative environmental impacts. Limited strategies exist to recover and produce new food ingredients and products, which will enhance the sustainability of the food supply chain. One of CSIRO’s future science platform aims to develop strategies to avoid food loss from farm to retail. This presentation will provide some insights into some of the strategies that we will explore and develop to eliminate food loss and get the most value from limited resources without devaluing premium fresh produce.


The Pact Group is a leader in packaging and materials handling solutions for all sectors of the food production value chain. We are increasingly focused on the Fresh Produce sector, where we see a core need to contribute to improvements in the retail quality and availability of key fresh produce lines. Packaging can play a significant role in delivering such improvements through modified atmosphere, or indeed other technologies, both at the production and logistical level and also in the retail environment. Using these techniques may allow retailers and producers to improve quality, reduce waste, and open new horizons of market access


Temperature is the 'weak link' when it comes to the delivery of perishable food.

Goods sit on docks too long, aging equipment under-performs, temperatures vary across the load, and drivers make mistakes.

Similar issues occur with exports.

The solution is accurate real-time information at the product level - from start to finish.

This puts the supplier back in control of their product's safety and quality. And it shines a light on the performance of other stakeholders.

SmartTrace provides this real-time visibility. The SmartTrace Temperature Tracker uses the cellular network to provide ongoing data throughout the journey. There's no need for gateways or other infrastructure. Just switch it on and add it to the load.

Configure the app to receive alerts, reports and even HACCP corrective actions.

Better visibility means better results.


This session will provide an overview of how business processes and information are key to running your business efficiently and cost effectively. Current business tools such as ERP – Business Management and Quality Management software systems enable your business to make informed and timely decisions whilst maintain compliance and reducing risk.

Come and see how having these Business Tools at your disposal can help you manage your key business assets in Inventory and Shelf Life, Quality Compliance, Food Safety, Labour, Spend, Sales, Manufacturing Capacity and Planning and many other areas.


A proven Innovator, commercialisation expert and a thought leader with 20+ years experience in the Field of Engineering, IT, Food Technology, E-commerce and Business Development with a successful background in creating value and delivering business results.

A Food & Beverage business expert with an outstanding achievement in brands creation, business development and creating value through innovation, business process optimisation and technology to leading F&B corporates.

A proven track record of creating customer focused and industry specific COTS software products which is successfully operational by leading medium to large enterprises, government and Defence.

Proven International Business Solutions Leader with 15+ years of diverse experience developing eCommerce Business Model , platform ,Partnerships, Opportunities & Solutions, improving operations, finance, risk and product growth and management.

Successful track record in creating a global investor matchmaking market place for Australian seed/small/medium stage companies and venture capital .

A proven experience in providing competence within investor readiness and investor matchmaking opportunities for private investors, seed funds, venture funds, private equity funds, corporate venture investors, family offices and financial intermediaries.

A successful career history with comprehensive experience and knowledge on IT and Technology full-lifecycle, engagements and projects, in leadership and execution capacity. He is currently leading Beston Technologies innovations and commercialisation since 2015 as Group Chief Technology Officer.

A well-recognised professional with extensive global business development success and commercial practice. Highly developed and proven leadership and management skills. Superior networking, communication adeptness, with a demonstrable ability to build and grow professional relationships.


Wednesday 19 July

Diet related diseases are increasing world-wide, increasing the burden on our health care system and leading to a decrease in societal health.  At the same time, there is a growing demand for healthier and personalised food options for enhanced wellbeing.  The concept of personalised nutrition is transforming the agrifood industry and how diet recommendations and advice are provided to the consumer. The future lies in the integration of intelligent manufacturing (such as next generation 3D printing) with real-time sensors that capture individual needs, to develop structured foods that are customised for optimum nutrient delivery based on the person’s genetic information, lifestyle and physiological state.


The connectivity provided by social platforms, real time streaming and computer-assisted inspection and assessment systems provide both an opportunity and a challenge for the auditing industry. The choices of audit platforms and access to expertise afforded audit professionals are tantalising; being on site and completing works hundreds to thousands of kilometres from home base is not the sustainable solution.

Technology through computer assisted audits, and expertise from crowd-sourced communities means audits can be done locally, cost effectively and compliance assessed as-it-happens. Given the options how does the audit process keep pace with these ideas? Use of online audit tools provides us with the means and the assurance. Training, developing and motivating the future, remote auditor to deploy these tools give us a tangible, sustainable future audit option.


Operational Excellence strips out inefficiency and unnecessary costs in any or all parts of a company, and puts in place repeatable business processes that can support sustainable growth. Are you keen to tackle the extra weight in your business, but unsure where to start? This session will provide you with some insights you need to start your journey towards Operational Excellence. It points out 9 areas in which you might have some fat to burn and proposes ways to go about that.

Start preventing errors, stamp out inefficiency and stop waste. Drive to operational excellence, with the Exact fat burners.


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