Nation's Restaurant News FS/TEC 2009 to Feature Church's Chicken as Project Excellence Award Winner for Results Including 200 Percent ROI on Supply Chain Technology Investment

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Presentation at foodservice technology expo will highlight how the investment enabled the restaurant chain to achieve supply chain efficiencies


Web-Based Supply Chain Management: Beyond Subscription Fees - The Cost of Entry

ArrowStream, a leading provider of supply chain management solutions for the foodservice industry, announced that its customer, Church's Chicken, has received a 2009 FS/TEC Top Technology Award for Project Excellence. Church's was honored for demonstrating improvement of supply chain processes, purchasing automation and successful integration of logistics management systems with those of distributor partners -- all enabled via the ArrowStream OnDemand solution.

Church's received the award based upon project results including a 200 percent return on its technology investment. The project delivered benefits including improved food cost reporting accuracy; decreased receipt/invoice errors (from 99 to 0 percent); purchasing automation (resulting in a savings of 500 man-hours per week); and return on investment in the first year of implementation.

"Being named as a recipient of the FS/TEC 2009 Project Excellence Award is a tremendous honor at a time when we are all being tested. In this tough economy, chain operators are faced with the dual challenge of delivering value and service while facing increased pressure to achieve rapid return on the technology investment. Church's was able to meet this challenge, garnering significant, measurable ROI within a year and sizeable reductions in manhours by choosing ArrowStream OnDemand," said Alan Stukalsky, CIO of Church's Chicken.

Mr. Stukalsky will participate in a panel session at FS/TEC 2009 in Orlando, FL in order to highlight the benefits of using ArrowStream's OnDemand supply chain management software. The panel session is titled "Web-Based Supply Chain Management: Beyond Subscription Fees - The Cost of Entry" and is scheduled for February 4, 2009 at 1 pm.

The session will focus on the advantages and challenges of browser-based inventory and invoice management systems. Mr. Stukalsky will describe how Church's Chicken worked with ArrowStream OnDemand to better manage its supply chain , thus improving efficiency for greater consumer and franchise satisfaction, and achieving integration with distributor systems with a low total cost of ownership.

FS/TEC 2009, held from February 4-7 in Orlando, FL, is hosted by Nation's Restaurant News in partnership with Robert N. Grimes and is the premier international foodservice technology exposition. This year, more than 1,500 leading technology solutions providers and foodservice decision-makers from around the world will be in attendance.

About ArrowStream
ArrowStream has helped restaurant chains, distributors, and manufacturers in the food service and grocery industries to more effectively manage their supply chain and reduce logistics costs by an average of 20 percent. ArrowStream OnDemand gives restaurant chains tools to synchronize and manage their supply chain data, thereby enabling panoramic visibility into the supply chain. ArrowStream OnDemand 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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