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Value Behind our Contracts: Avendra’s Quality Assurance Team
From visiting farms and manufacturing plants to DNA testing and white glove tests, our QA team works behind the scenes to ensure quality and safety at every level of the supply chain while also enforcing strict standards within our 1500+ supplier network.
Want to learn more about Avendra’s Quality Assurance Team? Click here to read our latest article on the 9 ways Avendra has worked with customers on quality controls and watch our latest video below with Karen Holden, VP, Quality Assurance, Competitive Analysis and Sustainability to hear how Avendra keeps a careful watch over supplier quality and performance across the entire supply chain.
Avendra Consulting Services (ACS) – Best Practices for Driving Profitability
A good way to think of ACS is a second set of eyes on your business. With its team of culinary and hospitality experts, ACS does more than provide a spreadsheet of recommendations, they dive deep to create and implement a strategic plan with cost reductions and revenue generation ideas to improve profitability without compromising quality.
Want to learn more? Watch our latest video to learn how ACS helps customers like CHMWarnick take their assets to new heights. Also read our latest article on how ACS can help your organization identify opportunities to maximize long term profitability and improve operating efficiencies.
The Paradigm Shift in Energy Procurement: A Strategic Sourcing How-To Guide
Energy buyers today are required to make complex procurement decisions due to market deregulation, coupled with a host of new financial intermediaries and energy products, advances in energy technology and a new emphasis on sustainability. These fundamental changes are creating both challenges and opportunities for businesses with geographically-dispersed facilities and require new methods for sourcing energy supply.
Download our latest white paper and how-to guide on energy procurement for hospitality businesses.
The Three Pillars of In-Room Luxury: How Luxury Hoteliers Can Create Unique Amenities That Exceed Expectations
Consider your guests. Their most intimate moments are in the shower, or time spent wrapped in a towel or robe. These are the moments when they should feel most comfortable and pampered. Moments where the concept of luxury hospitality can truly stand above the pack, where your guests’ every expectation can be exceeded. How do you best elevate these moments to something worthy of the luxury label?
Download this quick read for tips on how to elevate your brand and guest experience.
Improve Purchasing Processes and Cut Costs in Your Supply Chain
We know staying on top of all the news and trends that can affect the price of each product can take an inordinate amount of time. Prices rise and fall based on supply and demand, of course, as well as seasonality. Similarly, knowing when to rent vs own or outsource vs. in-house certain items can also be some of the biggest decisions hoteliers have to make. Many organizations can administer facets of the procurement process, but it takes the constant focus, deep expertise and buying power to achieve comprehensive procurement results.
Download this quick list of items that we’ve found is most effective when it comes to cutting purchasing costs and maximizing profits.
Convergence of Residential and Hospitality Brings New Purchasing Power and Savings to the Multifamily Industry
The multifamily housing industry is facing new challenges and opportunities as property owners and managers look to attract and retain residents who want social, technological and recreational amenities and services often found at hotels and vacation properties. As new attitudes develop about how to incorporate more “hospitality” into their communities, owners and managers are looking to partner with established hospitality procurement providers to help shift expenses from basic operations to resident-focused amenities.
Download the Convergence of Residential and Hospitality whitepaper to gain a comprehensive overview of how you can leverage a hospitality procurement service provider for multifamily properties.
Seven Secrets to Help you Manage and Reduce Costs in the Hospitality Supply Chain
At Avendra, we know balancing guest satisfaction while maximizing costs is a constant priority. So whether you’re responsible for the overall purchasing strategy of a large multi-unit organization or the day-to-day buying decisions of a limited service property, knowing how to better manage costs in your supply chain without sacrificing quality can have a huge impact on your bottom line.
Download the 7 Secrets whitepaper to learn how to better manage costs in your supply chain and immediately see more value from your suppliers.
Times Are Changing: Setting New Precedents for Food Safety and Quality Assurance
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. It aims to ensure the nations’ food supply is safe by shifting the focus from reaction to pro-action. The hospitality industry is at the forefront of benefiting from the new FSMA regulations as they drive enhanced quality assurance of food and beverage supplies.
Download this quick read to help you understand the purpose of the FSMA and for helpful tips on how to ensure the quality and integrity of the products you receive.
Outsourced Procurement Services as a Competitive Advantage
As the hospitality industry looks to generate more operational efficiencies while maintaining brand diversity, a paradigm shift is occurring in the area of procurement services. Once strictly a tactical solution, the procurement of goods and services through a third-party is now a strategic initiative. The result is better-managed services, a 360° view of how its procurement service provider is delivering better value and additional cost savings.
Download our whitepaper to learn how you can utilize outsourced procurement services to deliver higher performance at a lower cost.