Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributor, congratulates its Foodservice National Accounts Team on winning the 2012 Supply Chain Partner of the Year award from legendary pizza chain Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. (Godfather’s). The annual award recognizes the Godfather’s supply chain partner that best exemplifies exceptional customer service, innovations and quality.
Dot Foods started the National Accounts Program with just one account manager in 2005, in response to requests from distributor customers, suppliers and national accounts. Today, Dot Foods has 13 employees in its National Accounts department and work with 400 national chain accounts.
“We recognized that supply chain issues can be a challenge for a national chain restaurant and stifle the menu innovation that can set those restaurants apart from their competitors,” said Justin Calame, Dot Foods’ National Account Manager. “These restaurants are very important customers of our customers, direct distributors. So we began working with the national accounts to keep them apprised of Dot’s offerings and product availability. It’s been enormously well-received and has led to double-digit growth for Dot in this segment.”
Dot’s National Accounts team works with all stakeholders in the supply chain to provide solutions related to new product sourcing, limited time offers, test management and improving the quality and service related to the products that are delivered to the operators through Dot and our distributor customers.
“Our customers are able to leverage the largest product offerings in the industry with the shortest lead times in the marketplace. That leads to more innovation while better managing supply chain costs,” said Cullen Andrews, Director of National Accounts at Dot Foods. “We work with chefs from the initial menu R&D process to the final distribution plan through our distributor partners. We are excited to receive this award from Godfather’s that recognizes the value we bring to all business partners in their supply chain.”
Ron Gartlan, President and CEO at Godfather’s Pizza, commented on the effectiveness of Dot’s National Accounts program. “Dot enables us to engage with our distribution partners more effectively,” said Gartlan. “The number of items and short lead times they offer the distributors create an efficient way for us to maximize our supply chain and keep our menus exciting and competitive.”
A photo of Calame accepting the award from Godfather’s Pizza President and CEO Ron Gartlan can be found here: http://bit.ly/Ti5m77.
Godfather’s Pizza was founded in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1973. They have approximately 620 locations in 39 states. Since 1973, Godfather’s Pizza has earned a reputation for serving the highest quality pizza, plus a selection of grab-and-go items for express units, like chicken wings, chicken fingers, premade breadsticks, pepperoni rolls, prepackaged salads, desserts and more.
Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.
Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.
Dot Foods is located at 1 Dot Way, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353