Guy Courtin, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, recently wrote about SCA Technologies’ work with leading fast food chains in his recent blog post entitled “How Cost Management in the Supply Chain Can Lead to Innovation.”
Courtin wrote, “Take for example the work SCA Technologies is doing with one of its customers, a fast-food giant. The Pittsburgh-based supply chain software firm has worked with this client to implement technology that provides a level of understanding of costs previously not achievable. The outputs have been to understand the nuances in the fluctuations of commodity cost – poultry, eggs, beef, and cheese, to name a few. As a result, the fast-food giant gains a full view of the impact these costs have on their final product – throughout the end-to-end supply chain. Margin impacts, in turn, drive decisions around new product introduction, pricing and promotions. In a business where margins are constantly under pressure, this insight has deep impacts on the day-to-day business.”
To read the full post (and more about SCA) click here.