Natural Products Consulting Institute Announces Seminar on Operations and Supply Chain for Natural and Specialty Product Companies

Andover, MA: The Natural Products Consulting Institute has partnered with JPG Resources to offer a one day seminar and networking event on operations and supply chain for natural and specialty product companies.

This full day workshop covers all aspects related to commercializing products including: formulation, procurement, sourcing and managing co-manufacturers, inventory and production planning, transportation and logistics, becoming verified Non-GMO certified and more.

screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-10-58-44-amThere will also be time devoted to address individual company issues and challenges by the presenters and peers in the room. There will also be ample networking opportunities throughout the day and at the cocktail party following. Presentations and participant contact info will be provided to all attendees via a Dropbox link.

The seminar will be led by Bob Burke and John Maggiore who have partnered with Jeff Grogg, of JPG Resources. Jeff was formerly head of R&D at Kashi, including Bear Naked and Stretch Island. Since founding JPGR consultancy in 2009, Jeff and his team have launched over 100 successful new food and beverage items, as well as helping dozens of companies improve their supply chain, reduce costs, boost profits, and accelerate growth.

We have also invited accomplished experts to speak on sourcing, co-manufacturing, transportation and logistics as well as product certifications. Details about the seminar can be viewed online.

The seminar will be held in Chicago at Nixon Peabody LLP located at 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL. The seminar price is $699, but if you register by October 28 it is only $499. Additional people from the same company can take additional $100 off of the early bird price if register before October 15, 2016.

Valued sponsors include: Nixon Peabody LLP, CL&D, Marshal Lebovits, Ignite Sales Management, Force Brands, McLean Design and Whipstitch Capital and JPG Resources.

Also – hold the dates for:

  • Upcoming Sales seminar and networking event in Boston December 13-14, 2016 Click
  • Upcoming Financing seminar and networking event in Boston December 15, 2016 Click

For more information, please visit: and click on “Operations Seminar” to see the registration form. You are also welcome to call 978-975-9902 or email:

The Natural Products Consulting Institute was founded in 1998 to provide consulting services, industry resource guides and educational programs for companies bringing natural, organic and specialty products to market. We develop effective sales and marketing plans, assist with budgeting and planning, pricing and programs, building distribution, appointing broker networks, building organizations, assisting with financing and helping to execute strategies for growth.

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