New Online Community Brings Food Operators, Distributors and Manufacturers Together

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There’s a new web-based business tool designed to streamline communications and strengthen relationships between food operators, distributors and manufacturers. It’s called the Axis Portal.

There’s a new web-based business tool designed to streamline communications and strengthen relationships between food operators, distributors and manufacturers. It’s called the Axis Portal. And its developer, John Krebs of Axis Purchasing, says it is breaking down the traditional barriers between these three key industry players.

“The traditional relationship between buyer, distributor and manufacturer is often strained in nature because of the lack of common information,” Krebs says. “But it doesn’t have to be.”

According to Krebs, The Axis Portal helps create understanding and helps the working relationship through open communication, better visibility, and the synergy that can come from working together as partners.

Customized for each company, the Axis Portal enables a business to see their important aspects. For operators, it helps with purchase information, distributor and product catalogs, pricing, manufacturer information and industry news. Distributors can use the Axis Portal to receive manufacturer pricing, communications, manage reports and stay in contact with customers. Manufacturers can also use the Portal to review reports, track volumes, target promotions and communicate with customers.

The Axis Portal is available exclusively through Axis Purchasing and its partner Healthcare Foodservice Sourcing Advantage (HFSA). Together these companies provide discounted purchasing and operational support for thousands of food service operations.

“We offer more than a typical GPO,” says Krebs. “We want to get our customers to not only enjoy excellent products and prices, but gain value in other ways as well. The Axis Portal does just that. It’s unique in the industry and it gives those who use it a real competitive advantage.”

Axis Purchasing (http://www.AxisPurchasing.com) is a group purchasing organization that also provides comprehensive operational support to its clients at no additional cost, services that include custom product sourcing, distribution management and communications. Based in Northern Virginia, Axis Purchasing counts multi-unit operators, franchise and trade associations, investment groups and distributors among its clients.

Healthcare Foodservice Sourcing Advantage (http://www.hfsadvantage.com) headquartered in Joliet, Illinois, provides a similar menu of services often tailored for healthcare and the aging services industry. In addition to reducing product costs through specially negotiated contracts, HFSA helps with supply chain logistics, government accountability, compliance and other issues.

To take a tour of the Axis Portal, contact John Krebs at 703-310-7607.

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