Industry News | July 31, 2013

Checker’s Selects CDC for Redistribution Services

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Consolidated Distribution Corporation (CDC) has been selected to provide strategic foodservice redistribution services to Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., the parent company of Checkers and Rally’s.

CDC’s redistribution model reduces supply chain costs by shipping truckload quantities of slower moving frozen and nonperishable food items, disposable supplies, and other products to its warehouses. CDC is then able to create truckload shipments of consolidated products to the distributor, resulting in a lower landed cost. Checkers selected CDC as its redistribution provider because of the company’s best-in-class reputation, commitment to meeting customer needs, and supply chain visibility.

“The inclusion of redistribution within our supply chain requires a successful business strategy from a seasoned supply chain expert. Redistribution is an important part of our supply chain model in getting slower moving or promotional product where it needs to be, when it needs to be there, for the lowest landed cost,” says Patti DuMars, senior director of supply chain management, Checkers. “Having a redistribution provider such as CDC gives us the flexibility to make last-minute changes and still get time-sensitive deliveries on time. Seamlessly moving dry and frozen product with minimal incident and with maximum efficiency is a must for our system.”

Since 1990, CDC has been providing supply chain management solutions to foodservice franchisors and purchasing cooperatives of some of the most famous brands in American restaurants. “We’re very pleased to count Checkers and Rally’s among our customers,” says Bryan Gaines, director of sales, CDC. “We continue to provide our customers with value-added integrated supply chain services necessary to enable chains to focus on their core businesses while we help increase their efficiencies and competitiveness.”