FarmLogix, a leading provider of data systems to institutional food service customers, in collaboration with the Urban School Food Alliance, 10 of the largest K-12 school districts in the country, announced the development of a computer database and platform that would make it uniform, efficient, and cost effective for school food service personnel to purchase most needed food and supplies.
“As an enterprise solution for institutional food purchasing data management, this project is a perfect fit for our capabilities,” says Linda Mallers, CEO and President of FarmLogix. “We are grateful to the Alliance for its confidence in FarmLogix, and we look forward to delivering the solution.”
K-12 procurement is a complex space. Data, product descriptions and product codes from suppliers do not yet adhere to a common format. With this project, FarmLogix will standardize the multi-source data for the Alliance to leverage opportunities for cost management. The system will aggregate purchasing data from Alliance districts and the platform will then analyze food and supply spend by district, vendor, product, food category and region to identify potential group food purchase efficiencies.
“We are very pleased to partner with FarmLogix,” Peter B. Fleischer, Strategy and Operations for the Urban School Food Alliance. “With FarmLogix’s assistance, the Alliance will soon have a searchable database and analytics, giving us the ability to see price and nutritional disparities among our districts – product by product, purchase by purchase. This will in turn enable the Alliance to target future joint procurement efforts toward products that offer members the greatest price and nutritional ‘bang for the buck.'”
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