How to control purchasing for restaurant chain
Raw Material Food purchasing for new restaurant is very complicated.
Purchasing & Receiving of food items like groceries, Bread & bakery, dairies, seafood, fresh vegetables and burgers require a complete system.
Procuring fresh and quality products, their proper receiving, storage, issuing, consumption and than re-ordering requires well established procedure and close monitoring. It is crucial to accurately define market prices.
The best tactics to accomplish this objective is to negotiate a long term contract (annual if possible) at a fixed cost with downside protection where you can get it. This allows the restaurant to control the cost.
The amount to purchase are based on a forecast of sales, which admittedly is a guess mated without a sales history. This is helpful if you have a system like Food Market Hub to help you do the forecast of usage of the raw material and reduce food wastage.
Food Market Hub – Solution to manage your restaurants like a big restaurant chain (KFC, McDonald) that able to control your inventory control, stock balance, stock usage forecast, sales forecast, COGS, food cost, food wastage, procurement, PO ( purchase order ) and supplier control. Now you can order from your supplier online and easy with one click.