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CDQ Drives a Stronger Supply Chain Operation through the ArrowStream Data Visibility Platform
Chicago, IL – April 26, 2021 – ArrowStream, Inc. (“ArrowStream”), the leading end-to-end supply chain management platform for the foodservice industry, announced that CDQ Co-Op LTD. (CDQ) renewed its partnership with ArrowStream to continue to provide supply chain excellence to over 600 Canadian Dairy Queen® and Orange Julius® stores.
CDQ first joined ArrowStream’s network of over 250 chain restaurant operators, 1,000 DC locations and 8,000 foodservice suppliers to better manage supply chain visibility through food spend, inventory and contract price auditing with its partners. Having improved overall operations and ROI, they further sought to strengthen their quality compliance strategy by upgrading to ArrowStream’s Quality Incident Management solution. Through access to a centralized platform, CDQ’s data is translated from its network into actionable analytics and insights that ensure they and their partners stay ahead of issues and leverage new opportunities within their supply chain.
“ArrowStream has been a critical partner for us in creating a more efficient and higher quality supply chain,” said Zhaleh Golwalla, Assistant General Manager at CDQ. “We continue to see results from the platform, such as catching thousands of dollars in price variances that we would have otherwise missed last year during the height of the pandemic chaos. Not only is it an integral part of how we run our operation and collaborate with our suppliers and distributors, but it’s also a competitive advantage that supports our growth.”
As the industry best-practice solution in foodservice, ArrowStream’s intuitive dashboards and reporting easily allow supply chain teams to access real-time data and prioritize threats and opportunities, resulting in improved efficiencies, profit optimization and brand protection. Users can execute seamless sourcing, pricing, performance tracking and issue resolution across their supply network, powered by data intelligence and centralized access. Customers see average savings of up to 2% of food spend, improved credit recovery by 20%, and 80% less time managing supply chain data.
“We’re excited to continue to provide CDQ accurate, consistent and timely data to enable their team to continuously improve store and system profitability as well as product and service quality,” said Nick Hegedus, Account Manager at ArrowStream. “Our customers, like CDQ, are innovators, using best-practice technology to change the way the foodservice supply chain operates and modernizing to secure a future for their brands. We continue to be committed to helping them through our partnership and state-of-the-art solutions.”
CDQ is among a growing network of restaurant customers including Slim Chickens, Huddle House & Perkins Restaurants, Shake Shack, Zaxby’s and ARCOP (Arby’s), among others. ArrowStream’s solutions are developed specifically for the foodservice industry and also provide its operator customers help in finding new partnership opportunities and saving costs through strategic sourcing, as well as access to commodity intelligence to ensure supply chain teams are making the most informed purchasing decisions.
For restaurants who want to learn more, contact ArrowStream’s expert team.
About CDQ CO-OP LTD.
The CDQ CO-OP LTD. (CDQ) provides the exclusive supply chain for the Canadian Dairy Queen and Orange Julius system. All stores across Canada are members enjoying the benefits of low everyday pricing and sharing in the profits of the CDQ through the patronage allocation program. The CDQ negotiates pricing of over 400 products and services from 80 vendor/partners. These products are delivered to CDQ stores using eight broad-line distributors as well as select “direct to store” methods. The CDQ is responsible for store purchases exceeding $165,000,000 per year. For more, visit https://cdqcoop.com/.
ArrowStream is the leader in end-to-end supply chain management software for the foodservice industry, helping clients capitalize on data to improve their business. ArrowStream serves thousands of chain restaurant operators, distributors and suppliers with a single integrated network of applications and industry data, providing unmatched levels of transparency, control and actionable insight to protect their clients’ brands, mitigate risks and optimize profitability. For more information, visit www.arrowstream.com.
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