Supply chain tools put focus on costs, logistics in tough times

Supply chain tools put focus on costs, logistics in tough times

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For the first seven months of 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ producer price index for intermediate foods rose an average of 2.3 percent each month, before starting a slight decline.

Restaurant operators couldn’t help but notice, with some turning to supply chain management technologies or adding additional related tools or services to help gain visibility and cut costs by as much as 10 percent.

“We buy food with integrity,” says Leonard Johnson, distr

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