Short Food Supply Chains Toolkit

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Use independent judgment to identify, recommend, and execute opportunities to optimize inventories and drive Cost Savings without negatively impacting Customer Service metrics.

More Uses of the Short Food Supply Chains Toolkit:

  • Provide spend Data Analysis.

  • Utilize organization tools to analyze, recommend, and execute inventory optimization opportunities based on historical trends and customer forecasts.

  • Establish: complete specific job duties and projects while working with many different people and positions to gain understanding.

  • Support internal follow up to achieve all necessary review and approvals so that all suppliers are fully approved in the system.

  • Manage strategic, creative, and analytical Problem Solving skills.

  • Formulate: accuracy and maintenance of safety stock and order policy settings.

  • Supply Chain and operations design, develop, and implement technology solutions driving Operational Excellence.

  • Supply procurement portal.

  • Ensure you outperform; lead business and process analysis design new service models for leveraging Big Data, cloud, Social Media and mobility.

  • Establish: continuously improve your organization of information and data for the team.

  • Ensure you arrange; food production management trainee (operations, engineering, Supply Chain).

  • Ensure you have got drive in spades and can easily manage through ambiguous situations, collecting all the facts and forging ahead without the benefit of written procedures.

  • Develop: partner with sales, planning, quality, 3pls and carriers to ensure customer demand is met.

  • Be accountable for becoming an expert in Finance, Information Technology or Supply Chain.

  • Govern: report on supplier health, as it relates to supplier and product onboarding, traceability, and food quality reporting.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for your customers, freight carriers, 3PL provider and sales team.

  • Oversee: job purchasing and Supply Chain.

  • Supply Chain compliance analysis.

  • Confirm your corporation complies; sales and distribution center office.

  • Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders to enhance and maintain efficiencies with the Traceability systems.

  • Orchestrate: Category Management champion the adoption of new technologies that help to analyze market, sales, and forecast data to identify unseen business opportunities.

  • Confirm, follow up, and expedite orders to ensure On Time Delivery.

  • Collect follow up data to determine the effectiveness of implemented Process Improvements.

  • Collaborate with procurement to determine root causes of supplier compliance.

  • Ensure you cultivate; spend time in the field and manufacturing sites partnering with and learning from the most knowledgeable people in food production.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Short Food Supply Chains Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Short Food Supply Chains related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Short Food Supply Chains specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Short Food Supply Chains Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Short Food Supply Chains improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Where is it measured?

  2. Are there Short Food Supply Chains problems defined?

  3. How risky is your organization?

  4. Who needs budgets?

  5. How do you negotiate Short Food Supply Chains successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

  6. What are your primary costs, revenues, assets?

  7. How do you know if you are successful?

  8. Are the Short Food Supply Chains benefits worth its costs?

  9. What scope to assess?

  10. How do your controls stack up?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Short Food Supply Chains book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Short Food Supply Chains self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Short Food Supply Chains Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Short Food Supply Chains areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Short Food Supply Chains Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Short Food Supply Chains projects with the 62 implementation resources:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Short Food Supply Chains project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Short Food Supply Chains project team have enough people to execute the Short Food Supply Chains project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Short Food Supply Chains project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Short Food Supply Chains Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Short Food Supply Chains project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Short Food Supply Chains project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Short Food Supply Chains project with this in-depth Short Food Supply Chains Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Short Food Supply Chains projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Short Food Supply Chains and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Short Food Supply Chains investments work better.

This Short Food Supply Chains All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.