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SMS Renews Partnership with ArrowStream
Chicago, IL – January 26, 2016 – ArrowStream, Inc. (“ArrowStream”), a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for supply chain organizations, announced today that Supply Management Services, Inc. (“SMS”), the Popeyes supply chain cooperative, has renegotiated its contract with ArrowStream, enabling SMS to continue utilizing ArrowStream’s suite of software and data services.
ArrowStream’s suite of software and data services is a comprehensive solution that provides SMS visibility throughout the Popeyes supply chain, equipping its team to evaluate and realize efficiencies, as well as proactively manage many aspects of the procurement and supply chain function. Among other features within OnDemand, managing Popeyes monthly Limited Time Offers (LTOs) has proved to be especially important, enabling SMS to identify supply and manage the production, appropriation and flow of product throughout the SMS Distribution network.
SMS will also continue utilizing ArrowStream’s Managed Services division to work with its logistics department to optimize freight performance and realize savings. ArrowStream now manages a large portion of SMS’s high-profile lanes and products, accounting for a significant amount of gross savings.
“We are thrilled to continue our 12 year partnership with ArrowStream,” said Mike Boyer, Vice President of Procurement at SMS. “Since we started working together in 2004, ArrowStream has been a key ingredient to our success as a supply chain management provider to Popeyes. By utilizing both ArrowStream’s OnDemand software and Managed Logistics Services, our business efficiency has greatly improved as seen by the length of our partnership. Going forward, we are excited to be a strategic partner of ArrowStream and be instrumental in supporting its emergence as a cutting edge innovator and provider of supply chain software solutions.”
“SMS has been one of our long-standing customers and has consistently served as a market leader in utilizing technology to better service its clients,” said Jeff Dorr, Chief Customer Officer at ArrowStream. “This partnership renewal provides ArrowStream with a great start to 2016, and we are excited to continue this momentum for many more years.”
Supply Management Services (SMS) is a non-profit Supply Chain Cooperative, owned and funded exclusively by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurants. SMS supports over 2,500 Popeyes restaurants in over 27 countries. SMS’s core competency is leveraging Popeyes spend from “farm to consumption,” managing all aspects of supply chain and logistics, ensuring a continuous supply of products at competitive/better than market prices. The SMS team of 11 associates represents over 300 years of food industry/supply chain related experience.
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