Digitizing the Supply Chain

Those in-house systems help you control and maintain everything in the restaurant, but what about before your ingredients and other supplies arrive at your restaurant?

There’s a saying that goes “work smarter, not harder.” In other words, companies are looking for ways to improve efficiency across their entire workforce.

There are a few reasons why digitization is becoming more prevalent in everyday life – because it improves efficiency. Sure, your restaurant may have a new register, tablet ordering system or other digital point-of sale-solutions.

Those in-house systems help you control and maintain everything in the restaurant, but what about before your ingredients and other supplies arrive at your restaurant? How do you know they’re safe? I hope you’re not reliant on traditional pencil and paper…

Why not bring digitization to your entire supply chain? It sounds like a big change, but it’s just like any other technology decision you’ve made throughout your past experience. You’ll soon learn that it was the correct decision – and, like with other technology decisions – you’ll wish you made the switch earlier.

Food safety should be a main concern for all restaurant owners. Can you honestly say every single ingredient on your menu was handled properly and meets all HACCP guidelines? If not, it’s time to Break the Pencil and make the switch to a digital food safety solution: SureCheck.

You’ll have the ability to track ingredients from every source throughout your supply chain. You can tell when your food arrived at each stop, monitor temperatures along the way, and ensure your food was properly handled via digital checklists.

Through RFID technology, you can help reduce food waste and enhance traceability throughout the supply chain. With the help of a temperature-measuring device as well, you’ll be able to fully comply with all Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).

Speaking of HACCP, complying with all regulations is not enough. Depending on the ingredient, restaurants have to keep up-to-date and accurate food safety records for two years. True, your pad of paper technically can do that, too – but why risk the chance of it getting ruined in an accident or losing it? Your IoT device can store all your HACCP and other important food safety and inventory data in the cloud – ensuring it’s safe from any incident.

Your IoT device can also help you track inventory along the way. You’ll be able to pinpoint food loss, stolen inventory, or any other mishap. Want to help reduce the nearly $1 trillion cost of direct food waste? Invest in digitization.

Since 1978, PAR has been helping restaurant and retail customers put technology to work to improve operations, enhance customer experience, and better manage data and information. With POS  systems in more than 75,000 restaurants in 112 countries, PAR is redefining point of sale to bring technological innovation to all corners of the enterprise. PAR offers POS software Brink and PixelPoint, POS hardware EverServ, and food safety solution SureCheck. To learn more about PAR, click below!