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CKE eliminates supply chain disruptions and lowers costs during a major distribution center transition by partnering with ArrowStream
Chicago, Ill.– March 27, 2018: ArrowStream®, a foodservice supply chain innovator, today announced a technology software license renewal of OnDemand with CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., the multi-unit restaurant operator behind the well-known the Carl’s Jr.®, Hardee’s®, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® restaurant brands.
For over three years, CKE has leveraged OnDemand’s market-leading supply chain management capabilities, including Preemptive Audit, a capability unique to OnDemand which enables CKE to proactively identify pricing issues across their network. With Preemptive Audit, CKE can work with their distribution partners to correct discrepancies before they impact any restaurants and reduce the costs to all parties of after-the-fact price audits. Actionable insights gained from OnDemand help CKE identify opportunities to improve supplier collaboration, contract management and category spend management.
“OnDemand makes us a better steward of our brands. It is simply the best and most intuitive supply chain software in the market, and saves us both time and money,” said John Dunion, Chief Supply Chain Officer, CKE. “We have a complex supply chain which must meet the needs of multiple restaurant brands. OnDemand’s technology provides a centralized system to eliminate price discrepancies and importantly, streamline our communication internally and with our suppliers. We spend our time focused on resolutions and action versus gathering data. In 2017, OnDemand was the cornerstone for detecting unpredictable and critical supply chain issues as we transitioned a large segment of our distribution system.”
OnDemand empowers companies like CKE to uncover significant savings opportunities quickly while addressing crucial supply chain requirements including centralizing inventory, contracts and critical product information. When utilizing the OnDemand software, supply chain teams become more responsive and adaptable in keeping up with the changing nature of their business.
“ArrowStream brings to our customers a deep knowledge in the foodservice supply chain space through our technology and in how we work with them every day to elevate their business,” said Jeff Dorr, Chief Customer Officer, ArrowStream. “Our goal is always to help customers improve their supply chains. This past year we had the added the complexity of their distribution network changes which put our partnership on display internally and externally. Utilizing OnDemand for supplier, pricing, and inventory management, our two teams worked proactively to ensure a successful transition.”
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. owns, operates and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl’s Jr.®, Hardee’s®, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,875 restaurant locations in 44 states and 43 countries. CKE is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. To learn more, please visit www.ckr.com.
ArrowStream® is the first company to develop innovative supply chain solutions that address both inbound logistics and supply chain management, optimizing powerful data to provide unprecedented levels of transparency, control, and actionable insight. ArrowStream has been serving the food industry for over 18 years, combining proven supply chain expertise with data science and analytics to help clients rethink their supply chain. For more information on ArrowStream, please visit https://www.arrowstream.com/.