Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Degree Level



Supply Chain Management


Tyler, Joel


In March 2020, the world was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and is still dealing with its repercussions. This paper examines how the pandemic has had an impact on the food and beverage industry. In this study, there are three disruptions highlighted by industry professionals and online articles. The professionals within the supply chain industry cited in this research are Jane Gringer-Flinn, Director of Customer Solutions at Coca-Cola, Whit Calhoun, Senior Director of Logistics at The Fishin’ Company, Judy Thorne, Senior Director Distribution Services at Tyson Foods, and Bill Carver, Senior Director at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. The three disruptions to the food and beverage industry this paper highlights are: labor issues, sourcing disruptions, and demand swings. Each of these challenges changed the way that food and beverage companies conducted their business. This paper finds that there are mitigation strategies to alleviate disruptions that have and will be useful for businesses.


Pandemic, Disruptions, Food, Beverage, Industry, labor issues, supply chain, service learning