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Supply Chain Management

There are many professional groups for supply chain managers, but only one group for those who work within the restaurant industry. The National Restaurant Association’s Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group is a unique, specialized resource devoted to keeping you current with the latest developments in your field and successfully meeting its challenges.

In today’s economic environment, supply chain management is a critical part of a restaurant company’s success. The NRA’s Supply Chain Management study group examines emerging issues that affect restaurants, their suppliers and food served to guests.

Solutions, Discussions, Networking

The Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group efficiently delivers information and answers that are specific to the issues you face daily, from increasing commodity and wholesale food prices to inventory management challenges. The group is your window on what fellow restaurant industry leaders are doing and which strategies they have found work best. 

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has created the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management to encourage students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in food service supply chain management. Read more about the scholarship.

Watch videos from our fall 2012 and 2013 Supply Chain Managers meetings:

Who. Participate in our study group and you join peers who serve their restaurant industry company at the highest levels. Professionals active in our group include C-level leadership, including CEOs and chief administrative, financial, procurement, and supply chain officers. Other participants are managers and directors of supply chain systems, procurement and sourcing.

Equally important are the corporations these participating leaders work for, among the industry’s most successful:  Au Bon Pain, Boston Market Corporation, Coca-Cola North America, Darden Restaurants Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Papa John’s International, SYSCO Corporation and many many others.

How.  Our biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you handle. Meetings address issues such as commodity buying strategies, food safety and cost management — exclusively as they apply to the restaurant industry.

Our group’s “closed-door” e-mail discussion group for members is an especially effective way to keep up with best practices and quickly resolve targeted problems. Open only to prequalified professionals within member companies, this email-based forum is confidential and kept free of outside solicitations and vendors. For restaurant industry supply chain management professionals like yourself, our group’s email discussion group is a reliable, invaluable resource.

Sign up for our group’s email discussion group.

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