ArrowStream and Arby's Cooperative Purchasing Group to Present at CSCMP Global Conference 2008

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Presentation to Discuss Solutions to Battling Rising Food and Fuel Costs; Offer Advice on How to Manage and Synchronize Supply Chains


ArrowStream's solution allows total supply chain information sharing and visibility, therefore enabling panoramic visibility into the supply chain.

ArrowStream, a leading provider of supply chain management solutions for the foodservice industry, announced that it is conducting a speaker session at the CSCMP Global Conference in Denver. The session, titled "Foodservice Supply Chain Trading Partners Leverage Technology and Collaborate to Improve Results" will be co-presented with ArrowStream customer, ARCOP, Arby's Cooperative Purchasing Group, the nonprofit purchasing and distribution cooperative group of Arby's, a leading chain restaurant company.

The session, presented by Brendan Clarke, ArrowStream's VP of software and Wendy Kleefeld, VP of supply chain management for Arby's Cooperative Purchasing Group, will include a foodservice supply chain discussion on how technology and collaboration across the supply chain are helping chain operators/retailers, manufacturers, and distributors improve their results.

This discussion will address solutions to battling rising food and fuel costs and offer advice on how to manage and synchronize supply chains. Audience members will leave with an understanding of how foodservice trading partners can generate inbound freight savings of 20 percent and how one technology solution can manage and synchronize their supply chains, helping them make well-informed decisions. Case studies that will be featured in addition to Arby's include Church's Chicken, Applebee's and the SYGMA Network, a subsidiary of SYSCO.

The CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2008, held in Denver, CO, is hosted by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and is the premier supply chain professional education and networking event. This year, more than 3,500 supply chain professionals from around the world will be in attendance.

"In this current challenging environment, the ability to make smart and profitable decisions in product movement is paramount. Effectively managed, visible and connected supply chains are key to assuring optimal promotions management and customer satisfaction," said Kleefeld.

ARCOP is one of ArrowStream's many foodservice industry customers that leverage its suite of online applications to manage the LTO process, allowing them to confidently take action to move product and ensure adequate supply during a promotion.

"Technology and collaboration are vital to ensuring visibility and cost-efficiency in product movement throughout the supply chain," said Clarke. "ArrowStream's solution allows total supply chain information sharing and visibility, therefore enabling panoramic visibility into the supply chain."

About ArrowStream:
ArrowStream has helped restaurant chains and distributors in the food service industry to more effectively manage their supply chain and reduce logistics costs by an average of 20 percent. ArrowStream's suite of online software solutions gives restaurant chains, distributors and manufacturers tools to synchronize and manage their supply chain data, thereby enabling panoramic visibility into the supply chain. This software suite has a lower total cost of ownership that is proven to save time and improve decision-making regarding product supply, pricing, and LTO promotion management. ArrowStream's management team, with more than 60 years of experience in the food service, software, and logistics industries, developed an innovative logistics management network that optimizes each customer's inventory replenishment and routing, and substantially reduces transportation costs. To learn more, visit


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