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Case Studies

Case Study #1
Bacon

Objective
Provide a comparable or better quality bacon at a better price

  • 300,000 lbs @ 2.50 per lb= $750,000 spend

Step 1
Provide a comparable or better quality bacon at a better price

Step 2-3
Set up a PRE- Cutting to review selection & then final cutting if warranted

Step 4
Provide a savings analysis and coordinate getting product into distribution

  • 300,000 lbs @$2.33 per lb= $51,000 savings with upgrade in quality…………………

Case Study #2
Cheese

Issue
Buying from different manufacturers; getting street pricing from different suppliers

Proposed resolution
Get them on CC cheese program through one supplier and get deviations on 11 high volume items

Action Steps
Cutting at local restaurant, then HQ; chef and CEO concurred

Result
Saving the operator $50k annually on 440,000 lbs. of cheese

Case Study #3
Plastic Utensils

Issue
Operator was overpaying for plastic utensils, a high volume item

Action Step
We matched spec and got them on our contract under different brand

Result
Because of our leveraged buying power, saved them $100k
**EASY SAVINGS**

Case Study #4
Beef

Issue
Operator was using low quality burger at a high price

Step 1
We sourced 2 new products from other manufacturers thought to be better quality, lower price

Step 2
Did cutting with corporate chef

Resolution
One burger was deemed highest quality. Pricing was better, saved them $80k on 550,000 lbs of their burger and slider

Case Study #5
Bacon

Issue
The product they were using wasn’t suited well to the usage and there was inconsistency with the product. It was also very expensive

Step 1
Sourced 2 comparable products

Step 2
Did cutting for corporate chef and CEO

Results
One bacon was deemed most consistent, high quality, better marbling. Made switch and saved them $40k on 150,000 lbs of bacon

Case Study #6
Bread/Bakery

Issue
Bakery café concept was looking to add variety to their cookie/muffin line at a comparable spend

Step 1
We brought in a different, reputable manufacturer to offer some of the same plus some new products

Step 2
Cutting was done on location

Result
Operator decided to move over to the new manufacturer, added variety to the baked goods selections, and saved $40k

Case Study #7
Turkey Burger

Issue
Bakery café concept was looking to add variety to their cookie/muffin line at a comparable spend

Step 1
We brought in a different, reputable manufacturer to offer some of the same plus some new products

Step 2
Cutting was done on location

Result
Operator decided to move over to the new manufacturer, added variety to the baked goods selections, and saved $40k

Case Study #8
Paper

Step 1
We completed a purchasing analysis on their 3Q11 purchases

Step 2
Part of that review was an Exact Match Savings analysis that compared our deviated program pricing to the operator’s current pricing on the same items

Result
We identified $108,000 savings across 5 product lines. We collaborated with their distributor to get the deviated pricing loaded and they are now enjoying the price savings on their paper towel, napkin and toilet paper

Case Study #9
Seafood

Issue
Operator was buying 5 seafood products from one manufacturer, one product from various manufacturers

Step 1
Sourced all 6 items from one manufacturer

Step 2
Did cutting at local store, then at headquarters with CEO

Result
Switched over 325,000 lbs, 6 items to a better quality product from one manufacturer, saved them $75k, instated a full seafood program where they didn’t have one before

Case Study #10
Proprietary Item

Issue
Mexican chain wanted to create proprietary queso

Step 1
Called on our proprietary partner, asked them to create product that matched the quality, taste of queso

Step 2
Compared current product with newly created queso, did thorough testing to get product exactly right

Result
High quality proprietary product created, also saved the operator $48k

Case Study #11
Produce 1

Issue
Multi Unit brand bidding out produce. Getting quoted on lettuce strictly based up price and not based upon specification, grower and yield

Step 1
Evaluated what is the use for the product and then came up with the specification and grower

Step 2
Reviewed with client that consistency of product would save money, but also increase productivity

Result
Consistent quality and yield with $30k savings on one SKU

Case Study #12
Produce 2

Issue
Multi Unit Concept all about quality, but not getting credit

Step 1
Reviewed specs with client and noticed that they were using a #1 avocado and #1 round tomato

Step 2
Provided #2 product to evaluate. Tomatoes were being used for salsa and avocadoes for guacamole

Result
Quality remained top notch and savings on these two skus was $45k