The Food Source will be at the Pet Food Forum in Kansas City, MO. April 30-May 1, 2019.
Food is not black and white. It requires creativity and a collaboration with all parties that will have a role in development and production, from both the retail brand and The Food Source.
In most organizations, all communication is funneled through sales. At The Food Source, we refer to our sales department as Technical Solutions and they will serve as the point person for your project. Each member, while being a good communicator also has a diverse background, whether it’s in R&D, plant operations, supply chain or quality. Throughout the process you will collaborate not only with Technical Solutions, but also with R&D on a direct basis to ensure your development message is being heard loud and clear.
No matter what stage of production you’re on, rigid minimum orders is one of the quickest ways to sour the scale-up process. Minimum orders vary on an ingredient to ingredient basis, but are also flexible to accommodate bench trials, line trials and product scale-ups.
A seamless transaction would not be complete without a fully integrated logistics solution. Our logistics team will work with you to secure the best food-friendly carrier to meet the required transit time at the best possible rates, or schedule it with your assigned carrier. Your specific receiving protocol will be adhered to, ensuring a seamless receipt of goods and integration within your facility.
Lead-times will vary depending on the individual ingredient and seasoning. We will always strive to reduce spot lead-time as much as possible and will work with you to implement lead-time reduction strategies wherever possible including blanket orders, floor-stock agreements and contracts.