Monthly Archives: June 2016

Foodservice Trends and Transitions – A Year in Review

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Bob Goldin, Executive Vice President of Technomic, a leading research and consulting firm servicing the food and foodservice industry, spoke to participants at the 2015 AFS user conference about the direction of foodservice and some of the key drivers of change. A year later much of what Bob shared has come to fruition and continues

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It’s Time To Evaluate Your ERP System

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It is time to evaluate if your ERP system and see if it is keeping up with today’s fast-paced business environment. First-generation systems, while stable and reliable, have their limitations. If your system requires costly manual processes and workarounds to meet your business needs or if migrating to a new system would improve your business

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OnDemand Webinar: Managing Warehouse Inventory with Status

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In the warehouse product is always, even if you don’t have a process established, in some kind of status; Spoiled, Expired, in QC, in Production or various other stages. Regardless of the perishability of your product it is important for efficiency to have a system in place. What will you learn from this webinar? This webinar

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AFS Duluth Employee Appreciation Luncheon

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May 20th, 2016, AFS Duluth, GA, employees enjoyed a catered company lunch this week. BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad and Salad.   Thanks to Barbara Coleman for pulling it together, it was enjoyed by all.  

A Cup of Joe: Putting Analytics to Work for Manufacturers

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In the last article, we addressed applying the proper analytics to the business problem at hand. Now, I would like to share with you a concept for making your data truly actionable with a focused outcome to drive increased value out of your trade promotion and retail execution work processes. Many manufacturers are similar to

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How to Ensure Your TPM Implementation is a Success

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The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. – Albert Einstein Change management is one of the most difficult challenges an organization faces. It stokes apprehension of the unknown and a resistance to a potential workload increase without the balanced benefit of end-state upsides. How organizational leaders introduce change dramatically impacts its success. This

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AFS Partners with Tier One Manufacturer to Drive Operator Insights

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AFS was contacted by a leading beverage manufacturer to help them establish a way to gain insights into their operator customers by monitoring coupon usage in their foodservice channel. Their main motivator was to micro-target customers to alter spending behavior without having to commit to long-term trade funding. Coupons, like other trade spend, permanently drive

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