Episode 66: Diversifying Procurement’s Strategies in the Face of Food Shortages with Kris Lance

By Kelly Barner | May 25, 2022

Working in supply chain over the last couple of years has been an exercise in ‘weathering the storm.’ As the disruptions continue, and the stakes rise higher, it seems reasonable to ask whether we are truly in the midst of a perfect storm.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Kris Lance. Kris has experience in multiple industries, but a particular focus in healthcare and technology. He is currently the Senior Director at Una, a group purchasing organization and home to The Sourcing Hero.

We also have it on good authority that he is an “optimist with a raincoat” – something we learn more about in this conversation.


In this interview, Kris shares his perspective on the critical situation around food supply chains, whether it is a short term price hike or a humanitarian crisis on the horizon:

  • The macro events currently serving as an indication that food shortages are going to be an ongoing challenge
  • Available strategies that companies can explore to protect themselves from disruption and protect their market share
  • General lessons learned from the disruptions of the last two years that procurement and supply chain professionals should consider baking into ongoing processes


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