HAVI Global Solutions Selected as Supply Chain Systems Partner by Centralized Supply Chain Services, the Supply Chain Co-op for Applebee's and IHOP

Oct 22, 2013, 10:00 ET from HAVI Global Solutions, LLC

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HAVI Global Solutions, LLC (HGS), is pleased to announce that Centralized Supply Chain Services (CSCS), LLC, has selected HGS to be its exclusive managed services supplier for its enterprise supply chain system, effective Jan 1, 2014. CSCS is the sole purchasing agent for Applebee's and IHOP, representing over 3,400 restaurant locations and $1.8 billion in spending.

"By partnering with HGS, we will create a supply chain system that not only provides comprehensive tools for managing our daily transactions, but also transforms that data into information we can use for our Members.  We will be able to streamline multiple processes, allowing us to focus on more strategic activities," said Dustin Pittman, Chief Administrative Officer at CSCS. "It also allows us to deliver on the promise of supply chain visibility from farm to fork."

HGS will provide CSCS with a first of its kind holistic solution that puts all key sourcing and supply chain management functionality in one place, including: supplier and distributor connectivity and visibility, data mapping, spend management, sourcing event management, pricing and contract management. 

"This is a great opportunity to bring leading technology and our unique understanding of the restaurant supply chain to a company in a holistic manner," said Jim Woods, Executive Vice President, Analytics and Supply Chain Services at HGS. "Through our integrated solution, we put key supply chain information at CSCS's fingertips, from real-time supplier inventory and pricing, all the way through the supply chain to distribution center inventory and even promotions-specific analysis. We look forward to leveraging our global capabilities for this partnership and contributing to its success."

HGS will include Ivalua Buyer in its solution to deliver a fully integrated purchasing process, enabling CSCS to benefit from streamlined supplier, distributor, item, contract and sourcing event management processes.  The integrated platform supports managing multiple sourcing events, featuring HGS' custom Analytics for post-RFP Line of Supply Optimization, invoice-to-contract price variance analysis, and inventory position simulation and exception management.

For more information on HAVI Global Solutions please visit www.havigs.com or call us at 630-493-7400.

About HAVI Global Solutions

The world's most respected brands rely on HAVI Global Solutions' packaging expertise, integrated marketing and supply chain analytics, and promotions management know-how, to deliver a competitive advantage for their business – and an unshakable respect for their corporate and environmental program impacts. HGS' packaging team leverages a disciplined, end-to-end process to design, source and deliver research-based packaging solutions that bring customer's brands to life and drive increased sales. Our distinctive, integrated approach to promotional and supply chain analytics is focused on actionable visibility, customized reporting and demand planning across an organization and with supply chain partners, to drive the best business decisions. And when our customers need a turn-key solution, HGS' promotions management is the ultimate partner for orchestrating complex projects and promotions for global organizations, making sure the right product is at the right place at the right time – every time!

About Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC

Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC (CSCS®) is the sole purchasing agent for the Applebee's and IHOP systems. Formed as a purchasing cooperative to leverage the combined buying power of both systems, CSCS currently manages approximately $1.8 billion in spend on behalf of its Member operators.

CSCS's primary mission is two-fold. First, to assure that Member operators receive the benefit of continuously available goods and distribution services in adequate quantities at the lowest sustainable delivered prices; and second, to coordinate with Applebee's and IHOP in their ongoing efforts to develop new and innovative products and programs to promote their respective concepts.

CSCS has offices in Kansas City, Missouri (headquarters) and Glendale, California.

About Ivalua

Established in 2000, Ivalua is one of the leading global vendors in Spend Management Software, with main offices located in the US and Europe. Leading industry analysts have identified Ivalua as a Strong Performer and a market leader in Spend Management solutions.

Ivalua offers a comprehensive and modular suite covering the entire Spend Management spectrum, from the strategic (Sourcing, Contracts, SRM) via the transactional (Procure-to-Pay) to the analytical (Spend Analytics, Reporting, Vendor Master Management).  Our platform based application approach lets you easily and quickly add modules as your needs change.

Targeting global large size companies, Ivalua has successfully implemented more than 100 projects worldwide across 12 different industry verticals, and is used daily by 150,000 users and 500,000 suppliers from more than 70 countries in 15 different languages.

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