Pricie Hanna and Colin Hanna – Conference Speakers at Hygienix 2020 Virtual Conference on November 17, 2020
Industry Outlook: The AbHy Industry Under COVID-19
Tuesday, November 17
9:00 am – 10:20 am
Challenges for 2021 and Beyond: Post-Covid-19 Supply Chain Resiliency and Sustainability for Absorbent Hygiene Products
Covid-19 is the latest and most significant disruptive event to supply chains in the absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) industry, forcing a recalibration of sourcing and risk management strategies at every level. In doing so, companies will aim to maximize value in two dimensions: resiliency and sustainability. The twin overarching objectives of resiliency and sustainability are rarely in conflict, but they do require distinct decision-making criteria. Due to the major economic impacts of Covid-19 still being felt globally, resiliency will necessarily take precedence in the near-term. Responses, such as near sourcing, are primarily geared towards supply chain resiliency while also having sustainability implications. Single-use plastics and climate change must be viewed through the lens of risk management, with implications for both resiliency and sustainability. From the perspective of maximizing contribution throughout the AHPs industry to these two objectives of resiliency and sustainability, this presentation will address the potential and status of the raw materials and components that make up the complex supply chain of AHPs.