SOURCE: Intesource, a PROACTIS Company

Intesource, a PROACTIS company

May 24, 2016 10:00 ET

Corner Bakery Café Advances its Procurement Strategy With Intesource, a PROACTIS Company

Fast Casual Restaurant Chain Generates More Than $1M in Value With Managed Sourcing Services Model

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Corner Bakery Café, a fast-casual restaurant chain serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in 24 states and Washington, D.C., has partnered with Intesource, the leader in eSourcing for grocers, retailers and restaurants, to revamp its approach to procurement and uncover new value across all aspects of its sourcing processes.

"Having a reliable, sustainable supply of ingredients is critical for the success of our business," said Ric Scicchitano, executive vice president of food and beverage, at Corner Bakery. "Intesource not only helps us find the best value within our supply base, but works with us side-by-side to identify alternate sources so we can easily pull the trigger on a new order whenever necessary. This not only helps mitigate the risk of disruption in our supply base, but also takes a huge burden off of our internal team."

Corner Bakery is using Intesource's managed sourcing approach and suite of tools to uncover value across the entire sourcing process and identify additional viable suppliers for its business. Intesource works with Corner Bakery to proactively analyze and find the best suppliers based on quality, service and price. This managed approach has led to identification of significant savings across a variety of categories, including: 11 percent on packaging and to-go supplies, 7 percent on pre-cooked chicken, 24 percent on paper and plastic cups and lids and 16 percent on napkins.

"A strategic, holistic approach to sourcing can help restaurants enhance relationships with suppliers and ultimately increase the quality of food served to customers," said Brian Miller, vice president of services at Intesource. "For most restaurants, profit margins and procurement teams tend to be quite small, which makes maximizing the value secured through sourcing critical."

Intesource's innovative approach to sourcing has proven highly effective across all industries, no matter how complex the procurement landscape. Intesource works side-by-side with procurement teams and provides organizations with all the tools, processes, people and expertise necessary to foster innovation, boost efficiency and drive bottom-line growth. The company's managed sourcing services deliver hands down the best return-on-investment of any solution -- more than any best-of-breed technology, consulting or group buying approach. With Intesource, there is no waiting or adoptive curve, only results.

To learn more about what to look for when choosing an eSourcing provider, download Intesource's latest report, The eSourcing Buyers' Guide.

About Intesource, a PROACTIS company

Intesource eliminates operational headaches from the sourcing equation by offering the industry's only enterprise wide, unlimited, full-service eSourcing package. Intesource's turnkey approach to eSourcing consistently drives double-digit savings without requiring additional staff or process overhauls -- an approach that saves valuable time and frees up staff to focus on strategic initiatives.

With a history of success in the most challenging sourcing climates, and expertise in both direct and indirect categories, Intesource ensures that buyers are getting the best value every single time. Learn more at www.Intesource.com.

About PROACTIS

PROACTIS is a global provider of Spend Control and eProcurement solutions that help hundreds of organizations around the world to better control expenditure on all goods and services.

*Source-to-Contract: Increase procurement capacity to create value and reduce risk

*Purchase-to-Pay: Improve control and visibility of organization-wide spend

*Supplier Commerce: Streamline supplier interaction and collaboration

Find out more at proactis.com.

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