Chicken: Improving Quality, Preparation Time & Costs

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The Situation:

A current SpenDifference client looked for ways to improve their quality, preparation time and costs on their chicken program.

The Result:

  • SpenDifference evaluated the program and identified suppliers within our family of vendors who were a good fit for the wing and breast program.  SpenDifference worked with the client team to review the products and then awarded a contract resulting in $1 million in save over 2 years.
  • The tenders they had on their menu were freshly prepared. The team worked collaboratively with the client to identify a frozen tender that met all quality requirements and made back-of-house preparation easier, safer and more efficient.
  • SpenDifference also identified a precooked chicken for the soup program that reduced preparation time and enhanced food safety.

Transition Purchasing from a Co-Op to Partnering with SpenDifference

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The Situation:

National chain account was part of a purchasing co-op dedicated to one company’s brands and made the decision to exit that group’s co-op and find a supply chain services provider.

The Result:

  • This brand’s purchasing co-op administration was transitioned from the previous group’s co-op to SpenDifference within 10 weeks
  • The chain account chose SpenDifference to provide the Supply Chain function and went with the On-Site option
  • Supply chain completely transitioned in 10 weeks
  • The transition included setting up over 300 items, hiring a team to support the client, managing LTOs that were in process, renewing time sensitive contracts, and taking over management of the co-op board to support the chain.
  • The transition was seamless. Many franchisees were not even aware of the change.
  • In the short time SpenDifference has managed this program we have delivered over $3 million in save to the account

Success Story: How Outsourcing can Dramatically Improve Your Bottom Line

Outsourcing

Sizzler, HuHot Mongolian Grill, and FOCUS brands were all experiencing a variety of pressure points in the changing food industry, and turned to outsourcing for a solution.