P.F. Chang's Partners With Intesource for Competitive E-Sourcing

Restaurant Chain Focused on Increasing Supply Chain Savings and Value

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2012) - Following three successful pilot events, P.F. Chang's has selected Intesource to manage its e-sourcing operations.

The new partnership with Intesource will deepen P.F. Chang's sourcing rigor and open the restaurant's options to new suppliers and competitive bids to create huge cost-savings. Through the technology-enabled engagement, P.F. Chang's gains efficiencies to quickly ensure all participating suppliers meet the restaurant's high standards for sustainability, safety, and quality. As a result of this successful proof-of-concept pilot, P.F. Chang's will continue to use Intesource and its full service e-sourcing solution to find the best sources of supply and achieve the highest levels of operational efficiency.

"Getting the best value is only the beginning of what's impressive about Intesource -- it's also about mitigating the many forms of risk inherent in supply chains," said Heidi Berger, VP Financial Operations and Risk. "Our business depends on a sustainable supply of items at high risk for disruptions, like shrimp and other seafood. Quality and safety risks are equally worrisome. Intesource's instant access to a long list of competing suppliers is a huge burden lifted off our shoulders."

Intesource's full-service e-sourcing engagements give buyers in the restaurant, grocery, and retail sectors fast access and detailed insight into the available suppliers for any given category -- and communicate detailed quality specifications to the supplier community, to uphold the strictest standards. As a result, buyers gain new confidence that they're sourcing the best-value items and services, at the lowest cost.

"Every retailer or restaurant chain is likely to suspect that they could be getting better pricing or more reliable sources of supply -- but it's hard to know where to look. In reality, that savings potential is absolutely everywhere. That's a daunting challenge," said Len Kaplan, VP of Sales at Intesource. "We know how to create a collaborative and competitive environment for nearly any category, ultimately driving better terms and stronger supplier relationships."

To find out more about how Intesource can save your business an average of 18% on quality products, visit www.intesource.com.

About Intesource

Companies are caught between two opposing goals: drive cost savings or invest in innovation. Both require people, technology, and expertise in a time when resources -- and the skills and time required to source effectively -- are scarce.

Intesource eliminates operational headaches from the sourcing equation by offering the industry's only enterprise wide, unlimited, full-service e-Sourcing package. Intesource's turnkey approach to e-Sourcing consistently drives double-digit savings without requiring additional staff or process overhauls -- an approach that saves valuable time and frees up staff to focus on strategic initiatives.

With a history of success in the most challenging sourcing climates, and expertise in both direct and indirect categories, Intesource ensures that buyers are getting the best value every single time. Learn more at www.Intesource.com.

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