VCRP™ for Quick Service and Casual Dining Restaurants
Most SCP vendors are challenged to provide a solution that can satisfy supply chain planning requirements at both the centralized brand/distribution center level and store level. Fewer still can cost effectively handle the millions of daily site/sku planning pairs and POS data collection feeds that that this industry requires. We are unique in combining both in one integrated and easy to use solution, with extensive solutions to manage inbound DC suppliers and their sub-suppliers where needed, as well as fulfillment solutions capable of managing the complex daily national and international flows to store locations. We are capable of providing harmonized data flows to leading demand management and big data analytics solutions.
VCRP Value Chain Resource & Response Planning (VCRP) combined functionality addresses the supply chain planning requirements unique to quick and casual food service, with integrated menu / ingredient management, including support for promotions and item phase in / out.
As companies look to manage their value chains with active partner collaboration, they realize that every one of their business decisions affects the decisions of the partners in their value chain, and vice versa. It is only by embracing the principles of Value Chain Resource Planning that companies can truly begin to synchronize their decisions and activities with those of their partners for lasting mutual benefit. VCRP provides the real-time multi-tier visibility, alerting and daily response execution to ensure the plan stays on track or the proper more granular decisions are being collaboratively made to tweak the plan based on the daily issues that arise. Smart companies—enterprises that are bent on dominating their industries form unbreakable bonds with all of their value chain partners in ways that enable rapid, highly profitable business growth.
VCRP enables companies to synchronize their end-to-end value chains to maximize business performance. VCRP is one of the first solutions providing true end-to-end real-time visibility, multi-tier planning, collaboration, analytics, and transaction execution all in one user configurable SaaS platform. VCRP is configured, not coded, without requiring changes to existing partner systems of record.
VCRP runs on a collaborative planning and execution platform that layers across existing systems, providing real-time event driven visibility, collaboration, and synchronized business process execution. It connects systems, transactions, and most importantly, people. It accelerates information flow and speeds decisions enabling companies to adapt more quickly to changing strategies and market conditions.
VCRP can provide planners, product line managers, suppliers, distributors, and stores with real-time orders, forecasts, actual and forecast inventory status, and related history – and the tools for planners and managers to select and implement changes from among the valid options available. You have the ability to identify problems in advance, collaboratively address those problems with your business partners, and monitor the implementation of those corrective actions – in real time.
VCRP manages transactions and flows for short, medium, and long cycle products, for different geographic segments or market channels, or even for specific products at a specific major customer.
VCRP integrates multiple data models and workflows and synchronizes all products, BOMs, services, rough cut production, and distribution capacities into a single version of the value chain “truth.”
VCRP manages lot-controlled foods and beverages subject to effectivity dates, expiration, traceability, and recall requirements.
VCRP speaks to partners in their own “language” with no systems changes needed. You can harmonize or synchronize data across all sites regardless of the underlying system of record.
It’s impossible to synchronize activity across a network of business partners without a timely, consistent, and accurate view of information. We offer a wide range of data exchange methods to meet the needs of the simplest to the most sophisticated partners. VCRP’s patented Collaborative Application Framework (CAF) abstracts the complexity of the underlying code, objects, and services in systems across the chain, with a very high degree of configurability. Consequently, VCRP places the actual business users in control, so that they can configure and rapidly adapt applications on the fly as business conditions change.
VCRP is configured to meet each client’s unique requirements. It can meet owners’ requirements without any need for customization to the code base. Its flexibility is driven by our unique graphical business process configuration tools that enable us and our trained client staff members to build and change business process flows, procedures, and processes. This dynamic capability ensures rapid, cost-effective value chain deployment and continuous evolution.