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Industry Outlook: The AbHy Industry Under COVID-19
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.
» Pricie Hanna
Managing Partner, Price Hanna Consultants LLC
BIOGRAPHYPricie Hanna is a founding partner of Price Hanna Consultants, a management and technical firm established in 2011 which specializes in nonwovens, hygiene absorbent products, disposable wipes, key raw materials and related fields. Her expertise ranges from end product market trends to the demand and technical requirements for the raw materials, such as resins, fiber, fluff pulp, airlaid and cover stock nonwovens, film, superabsorbent materials, adhesives and elastics, used to make these products.