Australian foodservice industry establishes group to improve supply chain co-ordination

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 24th April 2012

Suppliers, manufacturers and distributors in Australasia’s foodservice sector are collaborating to improve supply chain processes and standards.

Key players in the foodservice sector have formed the ‘GS1 Australasian Foodservice Industry Steering Group’ (FISG). The group’s aim is to drive improvements in cost efficiencies, methodologies and traceability in the foodservice supply chain.

FISG members include PFD Food Services, GS1 Australia, McCain, Bidvest, Snap Fresh, NAFDA, Food SA, Countrywide Australasia, Simplot, Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia, National Foods and Nestlé Australia.

Nestlé’s Supply Chain Technology Manager, Mandeep Sodhi, has been appointed to the role of Chairman of the new group.

CEO of GS1 Australia, Maria Palazzolo said, “The business of food is changing fast. There are many cost reductions, efficiency gains and improved traceability available to foodservice businesses through supply chain best practice.

“With the industry working together, these standards will drive measurable improvements in efficiency, product information, and safety for foodservice businesses individually and the industry as a whole.”