9:05 am - 10:35 am
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.
» Colin Hanna
Director Of Research, Price Hanna Consultants LLC
BIOGRAPHYColin Alexander Hanna is Director of Research for Price Hanna Consultants. Mr. Hanna brings research and analytical techniques developed from his MBA (University of Washington) and MSS (Master in Social Services – Bryn Mawr College) degrees combined with strategic insight and perspective gained from professional experience spanning multiple industries. Prior to joining Price Hanna Consultants in 2017, Mr. Hanna worked as an individual consultant for clients in the energy, global health, social services and consumer goods industries. Mr. Hanna also has prior experience working as a liaison between retailers and commercial real estate developers; first as a project manager for a major commercial real estate developer, then as a process improvement expert for one of the nation’s largest recreational equipment retailers.