ArrowStream, Inc., a supply chain innovator that combines expertise in data science and analytics to improve the way supply chains perform, announced that Raising Cane’s, the popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE—quality chicken finger meals, has licensed ArrowStream’s market-leading OnDemand software to better manage food spend, inventory, and auditing with its suppliers and distributors.
Raising Cane’s faced challenges that are common for many foodservice chains that lack the requisite visibility and tools to effectively manage an expanding supply chain. With an aggressive growth plan and a multi-distributor environment, Raising Cane’s could no longer rely solely on spreadsheets and manual processes to uncover financial opportunities and potential supply chain disruptions.
“Having the opportunity to partner with ArrowStream to leverage both their technology and long-standing industry expertise will bring immediate and immense value to Raising Cane’s,” says Jeremy Lyle, VP of Supply Chain at Raising Cane’s. “After seeing the comprehensive capabilities of OnDemand and how easily it highlights the tangible issues we care about, we knew this was a necessity for our business that would not only improve how we operate internally, but also enable greater collaboration with our distributors and suppliers.”
Raising Cane’s is the latest major food chain to partner with ArrowStream, joining Sbarro, Hooters, Shake Shack, and CraftWorks as recent additions to a portfolio of customers that includes Church’s Chicken, Popeyes, Golden Corral, Panda Restaurants, and Einstein Noah. OnDemand empowers restaurant chains to quickly identify price variance savings opportunities and proactively address the most pressing threats in their supply chains by centralizing inventory, contract, and quality assurance information. OnDemand’s streamlined interface eliminates the need for traditional data mining by bringing specific challenges to the forefront and by cleansing, merging, and mapping restaurant data that enables immediate action to be taken. Restaurant supply chain and purchasing departments have a single source of truth with OnDemand, leading them to better tactical and strategic decisions.
“Raising Cane’s is a great addition to the ArrowStream family of customers,” says Jeff Dorr, Chief Customer Officer, ArrowStream. “Their growth model and progressive approach aligns perfectly with ArrowStream and our drive for product innovation, that in 2017 is delivering our customers a new level of direct supplier collaboration and dramatically shortening the industry’s timetable to achieve full product traceability. We look forward to supporting Raising Cane’s expansion efforts and providing the technology and expertise needed to achieve their goals.”