Avendra’s Services Center of Excellence (CoE) is focused on bringing value and best practices to service programs at the national and regional level. Read about how this team of experts helps clients overcome common challenges in contracting service providers with less risk and at lower costs.
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Here you can find articles from experts in contracting, quality assurance, hospitality operations and much more. Count on Avendra to provide relevant information to help optimize your procurement strategies. No one works harder to help you control costs and increase profitability.
Avendra’s Services CoE: Delivering Contracts to Mitigate Risk & Increase Savings
Are your FF&E replacement purchases keeping you up at night?
The experts on Avendra’s FF&E Services team can transform an ordinary equipment purchase into a smart decision with significant time and cost savings. Read about how to avoid the common mistakes often associated with FF&E replacement purchases.
Staying Ahead of Food and Beverage Trends
At Avendra, we know how important it is for our customers to be aware of industry trends and best practices for changing and growing markets. Read more to learn about the benefits and drawbacks of some key produce trends.
Confused About Cage-free Eggs? Avendra Has the Answers
Avendra champions sustainability and works hard to spread awareness of sustainable practices and choices. Read more about the different types of eggs available in the market and what you can do to make a sustainable difference.
Strategic Sourcing: Lessons Learned from In-Market Visits
A critical part of Avendra’s business involves getting out into the market and seeing firsthand how our customers and suppliers interact on a daily basis. Read more about Chip McIntyre’s travels to Pittsburgh and Denver to visit with some of Avendra’s customers, suppliers, and field associates.
Preventing Seafood Fraud
Avendra is dedicated to assuring that the seafood you order and receive are one and the same. Seafood fraud takes many forms, but one of the most rampant issues is mislabeling. Only 2% of seafood imports in the United States and only 5% of Canadian imported seafood undergoes inspection before it’s sent to distributors. Read more on how Avendra is proactive about seafood DNA testing.
Quality Assurance – Meet the Truck Awards
Avendra’s Quality Assurance team works hard to ensure supplier quality and performance in various ways, including the unique Meet the Truck audit program which has become one of Avendra customers’ most valued services. Read more to learn about this program and its top performers.
Ensuring Competitive Pricing
Establishing a strategic procurement program with Avendra helps you appreciate more savings without compromising quality or safety. Avendra’s Vice President, Quality Assurance and Operational Analysis Karen Holden explains how Avendra conducts product comparisons to ensure that our pricing stays competitive. Read more to learn about how these analyses are structured and what they can do for you.
Futures Markets and Commodity Pricing
In order to develop and maintain a sophisticated and holistic supply chain strategy, Avendra leverages its knowledge of the fundamentals of futures markets. We monitor price trends and understand how regulations may influence pricing, helping our customers and clients reduce costs. Read more to learn about Avendra and how we analyze commodity futures.
Avendra’s Approach to Ensuring Price Accuracy
Ensuring customers are charged the correct Avendra contracted price is an important component of delivering complete supply chain assurance. Learn about how the Price Audit team works to improve supplier performance and provide customers with greater peace of mind.
Avendra helps hospitality operators develop unique procurement programs that enable their business to become more sustainable. Meredith Eriksen, strategic supply chain manager for disposable goods, recently spoke on this topic and shed some light on how businesses can reduce waste and find the appropriate eco-friendly products for specific applications.