Date: June 27, 2023 Time: 11 AM ET
As the cannabis/hemp industry matures, companies in the sector notice their risks begin to become categorized in a few areas, one of these being supply chain risks. These could include:
- Legal and regulatory
- Quality control
- Product safety/testing/potency
- Imbalance in supply and demand, and more…
Like many other sectors, the supply chain can be one of the main causes of product recalls, which are often costly and have a high potential to damage your brand reputation.
Many companies mitigate such supply risks by implementing programs to understand where the risk lies, and what mitigating actions could be in place, varying from requests for completion of questionnaires or submitting testing and certification reports, to visiting / auditing supplier facilities.
In this moderated panel Webinar, BSI is bringing a group of industry experts to discuss supply chain risks that the cannabis and hemp industry face today and some of the actions in place to help minimize this risk.
What you will learn in this webinar:
- Top risks companies face in the supply chain cannabis and hemp industry
- How companies are mitigating risks
- What tools are available to companies in the sector
- How BSI can assist in overcoming industry risks
Dr. Bin Mathew, Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance, Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS)
Bin Mathew, Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance with the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and worked both in manufacturing and quality. He started his career in the cannabis industry when he took on the role of director of quality with VIVO cannabis in 2018. He later joined OCS in January 2019 to lead initiatives to include overseeing the safe and responsible distribution of cannabis products. Bin has a PhD in Microbiology, and a master’s in medical microbiology.
Jennifer Lott, Service Delivery Director Food, Retail, Internal, and Supplier Assurance Solutions, BSI
Jennifer Lott is the Service Delivery Director for the Assurance sector of BSI. Jennifer currently supports the quality and integrity of food and fast-moving consumer products. She is an accredited lead auditor and trainer with over 25 years of experience in quality and safety, management system development, consulting, packaging, and laboratory management.
Tony Pelli, Practice Director, Security, and Resilience, BSI
Mr. Pelli has extensive experience conducting enterprise-level supply chain and security risk assessments for clients and their business partners. As the director of BSI’s Security & Resilience consulting team, he helps clients design, implement, and refine their risk mitigation programs while reducing loss, diversion, and counterfeiting in its supply chains.
Erin Work, Business Development Manager, Food, and Internal/Supplier Audits, BSI
Erin Work brings over 14 years of experience in successfully building client relationships, delivering customer value, and driving process improvement. Erin focuses on assisting current and future BSI accounts on finding ways in which they can improve their internal or supplier systems either through audits, training, or certification.