74 Results for "Presidents Conference"

Joint Business Planning Best Practices

In 2015, IFMA and The Partnering Group led a board of foodservice manufacturers, chain restaurant operators and other industry players in the development of a new best practice for collaborative business planning. What emerged, dubbed “Joint Business Planning (JBP),” is the second phase of IFMA’s Operator Collaboration Model (OCM) and is a process to guide chain operators and manufacturers to work together in more effective ways, with business benefits for both.

Posted by IFMA February 01, 2016
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Operators, Joint Business Planning (JBP), Executive Summaries, Leadership

Operators on Driving Supply Chain Efficiency

The foodservice supply chain matured over the past decade, with increased use of technology, more data, and improved collaboration. We asked operators to weigh in on how this has effected them.

Posted by August 13, 2014
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders, Channel Partners, Optimize, Connect, Foodservice Operators, Foodservice Supply Chain

The Changing Foodservice Operator

Operators are facing four big areas of challenge that Technomic sees as transformative, bound to drive changes in how operators approach business: 1) coping with supply chain challenges, including driver shortages; 2) meeting consumer demand for “food with integrity”; 3) dealing with “regulation nation” where industry-disrupting changes may include a higher minimum wage; and 4) incorporating innovations into operations, including new delivery models, variable pricing, self-ordering systems, and robotics. Executives from Denny’s, Kwik Trip, Fiesta Restaurant Group and Wildflower Bread Company shared their insights.

Posted by IFMA February 01, 2016
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Center of Best Practices, Executive Summaries, Leadership

What Does the Foodservice Industry Have in Common with Music Downloads and Taxicabs?

The foodservice industry is on the cusp of dramatic changes that will ultimately transform how business operations are conducted for decades to come. To be sure, planning for even the next 3-5 years is a particularly daunting task when everyone knows that powerful, but uncertain disruptive technologies and new business models are on the horizon. The foodservice industry is not the only one that has gone through this challenge, with some being completely unprepared for what the near future brought to them.  

Posted by IFMA July 31, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference

Geopolitical Trends the Food Industry Cannot Afford to Ignore

In his presentation at Presidents Conference, to be held in Scottsdale, AZ this Nov. 1-4, Dr. George Friedman will explain how in the long view, history is seen as a series of events; however, the course of these events is determined by individuals and their actions. During the next five years, individual leaders will face significant transitions for their nations.

Posted by IFMA July 30, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders