Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

Procurement is the acquisition of goods and/or services at the best possible total cost of ownership in the right quality and quantity, at the right time, in the right place and from the right source.  Purchasing is the act of acquisition or buying of the products.


Food purchasing appears to be such an obvious process in the foodservice department. To achieve the maximum value of the Supply Chain Management process (from manufacturer to consumption of the meal), the foodservice department needs to control their procurement program.  Although selecting a food distributor, seems like a fairly straight-forward price comparison; in reality a sound business decision is more involved.

The transition from the role of a buyer to an integrated procurement process involves planning and forethought. Procurement decisions are influenced by freezer and refrigeration space, storeroom configuration, availability of deliveries from vendors, menus, skill-set of the cooks and production staff, and budget constraints. 

Supply Chain from the manufacturer to point of service.

  • Utilizing a defined purchasing program
  • Maximizing incentives and rebates
  • Using a structured order guide and par levels
  • Online ordering
  • Inventory control
  • Storeroom Organization
  • Menu management to maximize product usage
  • Product Choice  (The right product in the right pack at the right price)

At dk Foodservice Solutions, LLC, we focus on the activities and processes that impact the day-to-day operations of your Foodservice Department. We can assist you in evaluating how well your purchasing agent is leveraging the contract to maximize your food dollars and all available rebates. In addition, we have the resources to help you identify the purchasing process issues affecting your food cost and departmental performance.


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