Foodservice Supply Chain Basics

There are many philosophies on how to get the best prices in food and supply purchases. Short term versus long term? Bid or Consolidate? From years of experience, Axis Purchasing has learned that the best approach is to work with suppliers and consolidate whenever possible in order to yield the greatest long-term savings.

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Why Foodservice Organizations Win with GPO’s

A Group Buying Organization (GPO) is an organization that helps pool the buying power of members to help get the best possible prices and quality on products and services. In the consumer markets, these programs are comparable to Costco, Shoppers Warehouse, or insurance bundlers.

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Manage Food Quality to Maximize ROI

The goal of every foodservice operator is for their patrons to have a wonderful, unique dining experience that prompts them to return again and again. Even better, if customers are impressed enough, they will tell friends and family or write up a favorable evaluation to share on Yelp or another review website.

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