International Traders, Inc. (ITI), the premier provider of customized supply chain solutions in North America has been selected to provide strategic re-distribution solutions to Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC. (CSCS).
“Our partnership with ITI has unlocked incremental value in our supply chain for our members by optimizing the transportation of LTL and promotional products at the lowest landed cost” said Paul Allegri, Vice President of Logistics. “Having a redistribution provider such as ITI allows us to seamlessly move dry, refrigerated and frozen product in a way that maximizes efficiency in our system.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with CSCS and the world class brands of Applebee’s and IHOP” said Todd Williams, Vice President of ITI & FAC. “The unique combination of ITI & FAC’s core competencies of solutions design, redistribution and freight management compliments CSCS’s long term goals and objectives of capturing additional value in the supply chain.”
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.
Together, ITI & FAC are a comprehensive supply chain solutions and total logistics organization servicing the foodservice, hospitality, lodging and healthcare channels by delivering world class consulting, technology, procurement, network design, logistics and distribution solutions to its trading partners. Based in Rocky Mount, NC, ITI & FAC through redistribution have grown to serve more than 70 restaurant chains & 300 manufacturers and deliver product to over 250 foodservice distributor locations and through freight management have grown to service over 1,500 shipping and delivery locations with over 200 active national, regional and independent carriers. With their reach across the United States including capabilities in Canada and Mexico, an expansive carrier network and expertise in managing multi-stop dry and temperature controlled freight, ITI & FAC are well positioned to serve its customers dynamic supply chain needs. ITI & FAC are trusted by leading manufacturers, customers and distributors as their fully integrated supply chain management partner managing and delivering their goods in the most optimized, efficient and timely fashion. ITI & FAC are wholly owned subsidiaries of McLane Company, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
For more information, please visit www.ITI-FAC.com.