Press release: Alphia
Alphia, the leading bespoke premium pet food manufacturer in the United States, focuses on supply chain and sourcing challenges like no one else in the industry. As COVID continues to disrupt the supply chain of many manufacturers around the world, experts predict that it will take several years to overcome these challenges. Alphia has added one of the top leaders in the pet industry, Cindy Yakich, Director of Purchasing (CPO), to take on the supply chain challenge.
“Investing in the industry’s best supply and supply chain talent is one of the ways we strengthen our commitment to our customers’ success, our supply chain efficiency and our ability to evolve for the future, ”said David McLain, CEO of Alphia. .
In her new role, Yakich will lead the sourcing teams of Alphia and LANI, Alphia’s ingredient grinding company, where she will focus on sourcing strategies and supplier relationship management to deliver continuous value to customers. “Cindy’s exceptional reputation and sourcing expertise will be invaluable in helping us execute Alphia’s supply chain strategy to provide better and more comprehensive solutions to our customers,” said McLain. .
Yakich comes from Chewy, as the senior director of proprietary brand sourcing and R&D for consumables and healthcare. Previously, she held supply chain and supply chain positions at The JM Smucker Company, Big Heart Pet, Del Monte and Heinz.
Alphia is the leading custom manufacturer of premium premium pet food in the United States, making over one billion pounds of dry, canned and baked pet food and treats each year. .
Customers choose Alphia as their trusted partner to deliver unmatched market intelligence, provide research and development expertise, and deliver the highest quality, safest products to the shelf. Alphia’s decades of leadership remain focused on the safety, quality and continued growth of its customers, employees and their communities.
Alphia has 10 manufacturing plants across the country and is also the parent company of LANI, a world-class ingredient grinding solutions provider, and Veracity, a logistics company providing warehousing, transportation and of distribution. Together, Alphia offers its partners complete personalized solutions from farm to bowl.