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The Importance of Visibility in Supply Chain Management

supply chain management

Supply chain management has always been a difficult area to navigate as the foodservice industry has historically been slow at adopting technology.

As digitally advanced as the world is these days, some industry stakeholders throughout the supply chain are still stuck acting with a sense of urgency as they continue to shift from one challenge to the next and operate blindly without real-time visibility into each step of the process.

Having visibility into the supply chain allows foodservice stakeholders to have greater control and accountability over the products they serve to their customers. By understanding the various stages of the supply chain, from sourcing to delivery, foodservice stakeholders can identify potential risks and take necessary steps to mitigate them. This includes monitoring the quality and safety of ingredients, ensuring compliance with food safety regulations, and managing costs and waste.

In addition, by promoting transparency and sustainability in their supply chain, foodservice stakeholders can build trust with their customers, who are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from and how it is produced.

Ultimately, having visibility into the supply chain is essential for foodservice stakeholders to ensure the quality, safety, and sustainability of their products and maintain the trust and loyalty of their customers.

Supply chain management that includes transparency and collaboration throughout the entire process is crucial for stakeholders in the foodservice industry for several reasons such as:

food safety

Food safety: Transparency and collaboration help ensure that the food products served are safe for consumption. By sharing information and working together, stakeholders can identify potential hazards and take steps to mitigate them before they pose a risk to consumers.

quality control

Quality control: Collaboration and transparency enable stakeholders to monitor the quality of products throughout the supply chain. This ensures that the food products served meet the desired standards of taste, freshness, and nutritional value.


Sustainability: Collaborating on sustainability efforts throughout the supply chain helps reduce waste, conserve resources, and minimize the industry’s impact on the environment.

cost effectiveness

Cost-effectiveness: Transparency and collaboration in the supply chain can help reduce costs by improving efficiency, reducing waste, and optimizing processes.

consumer trust

Consumer trust: By being transparent about their sourcing and supply chain processes, stakeholders can build trust with consumers. Consumers are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from and how it was produced, and transparency can help meet this demand.

Buyers Edge Platform offers a comprehensive procurement platform for foodservice stakeholders to have visibility into their supply chain process. The platform enables stakeholders to track their orders, monitor inventory levels, and manage suppliers, all from a single, user-friendly interface. By leveraging our supply chain management technology, operators, manufacturers, and distributors can have real-time access to all their procurement data, which enables them to make informed decisions quickly and efficiently.

Buyers Edge Platform can help with supply chain visibility by providing stakeholders with access to a vast network of supplier, products, and data. The platform partners with 350+ suppliers, offering a broad range of products, including sustainable, ethically sourced, and locally produced goods. This helps stakeholders to diversify their supply chain, reduce the risk of supply chain disruptions, and meet their customers’ evolving demands for sustainable and high-quality products.

Interested in learning more about how Buyers Edge Platform can help you streamline your supply chain management? Contact our industry experts today!


Interested in learning more? Contact Buyers Edge Platform today.