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CAVA Automates Supply Chain Management with FoodLogiQ Connect


CAVA isn’t just a restaurant concept; it’s a culture.  The organization and its founders have a heart for philanthropy and investment in community education and opportunity.  CAVA believes that food is a force for good.

What began in 2011 as a single fast-casual restaurant has morphed into the leading Mediterranean brand, with over 80 restaurants and growing.  But it wasn’t easy. In CAVA’s early days, the organization managed its supply chain using manual processes, a task that became more and more difficult as the company grew at a fast pace.

FoodLogiQ to Share Traceability & Supply Chain Management Best Practices at GS1 Connect 2019


Conference learning opportunities designed to help attendees keep up with industry trends and to innovate for the future

This week, more than 1,300 thought leaders, industry innovators, GS1 Standards experts, and trading partners will gather in Denver, Colorado for GS1 Connect® 2019. The conference is designed to help participants use GS1 Standards to address their business challenges—not just for today, but in planning for the future. This year’s event will explore a variety of topics pertinent to organizations across multiple industries, introduce startup organizations who are pursuing disruptive technology innovations, and celebrate women in leadership roles.

Centralized Supplier Documentation: A Key Factor in Supplier Management


Sixty-nine percent of businesses do not have full visibility of their supply chains, according to the Business Continuity Institute. Under FSMA guidelines, visibility of supplier documentation is essential to the safety of your food business. Implementing a management system for supplier documents will enable your team to promptly and strategically make decisions with ease based on current, real-time supplier data.

Establishing Supplier Management Best Practices


Your suppliers are one of the most important determinants of the success of your food business. If they do not adhere to regulations or safety practices, you may find your business in jeopardy. Recent laws, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), have increased the responsibilities and roles of food businesses in preventing foodborne disease outbreaks and ensuring food safety. The rule has set several stringent requirements on supply chain related activities, including mandatory documentation of important supplier activities for most businesses.

Supply Chain Complexity and the Importance of Traceability


The food supply chain is more complex than ever. This complexity refers to the interconnectedness and multiple interdependencies that exist between stakeholders within the food supply chain. The increase in food variety and lower barriers to global food trade are among the primary drivers of supply chain complexity.

In a survey by the Business Continuity Institute, 77 percent of manufacturing firms reported increasing supply chain complexity as the fastest growing risk in business continuity.

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