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Demystified: The Lean, Yet Efficient Supply Chain Team

Posted by David Maloni on Apr 21, 2021 12:59:57 PM

The pandemic continues to challenge lean supply chain teams and will for some time. With labor being an issue across the board in foodservice, both store and corporate teams are expected to do more with less staff, resources and time.

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Topics: Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Team Efficiencies, Supply Chain Data

A Quickstart Guide to Sourcing for Restaurant Chain Operators

Posted by Bill Becker on Mar 10, 2021 4:13:44 PM

We frequently hear chain restaurant operators tell us that they don’t run sourcing events, requests for information (RFIs) or requests for proposals (RFPs), when in fact they do. Oftentimes, what they really mean is that they don’t have a formal process or strategy in place that they call “sourcing.” And, that’s okay. Whatever form your company’s sourcing event, RFI or RFP takes, it’s just important that you, as an operator, do it.

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Topics: Strategic Sourcing

4 Best Practices for Using Supply Chain Inventory Management Software in a Changing Market

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Feb 25, 2021 1:15:38 PM

Inventory management is the heart of every restaurant chain’s supply chain and can be highly difficult to track. From manual processes to inaccurate data, it's very easy to mismanage inventory across a supply chain network, resulting in unsatisfied customers and unnecessary financial losses. Conversely, optimizing this process can help supply chain teams gain higher visibility to manage consumer fluctuations, reduce food waste, increase profits, and maintain consistency across your brand.

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Topics: Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility

The Benefits of Foodservice Commodity Intelligence

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Oct 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Explore the benefits of commodity intelligence for the foodservice industry and discover software features to consider for an optimal sourcing strategy.

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Strategic Sourcing

The cost of pricing errors in food supply chain management

Posted by Ryan Cox on Oct 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Supply chain partners recognize the critical nature of visibility. But what happens when a supplier’s pricing has an error in the food supply chain system?

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Topics: Food Supply Chain

How to Successfully Manage and Prevent a Food Quality Recall

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A strong food quality and safety program is more critical to a brand’s success than ever before.

Find out how to manage and prevent a food quality recall.

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Topics: Food Quality Control

Optimize Foodservice Quality with Risk Management Systems

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Gain restaurant quality control with advanced quality incident risk management. Continue reading to learn how centralized software systems achieve this.

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Beginner's Guide to Sustainable Food Supply Chain Management

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Food supply chain management software can improve profit margins while promoting sustainable operations. Read on to learn about modern features.

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Topics: Insider, Market Intelligence

A Guide to Food Safety Management for Supply Chain Partners

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 27, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Achieve efficient food safety management with software for suppliers and distributors. Supply chain partners can optimize operations without risking safety.

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6 Best Practices for Restaurant Supply Chain Management

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt that an ever-changing foodservice environment creates additional, unwelcomed supply chain challenges for restaurant chain operators, and many are discovering that what used to work is no longer enough to thrive in a modern foodservice environment. 

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Topics: Insider, Market Intelligence

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