Keytree injects new life into iSupply – the Brakes vendor portal
Brakes Group is one of the leading foodservice companies in the UK and to ensure the smooth supply of food, drinks and catering products to a wide variety of food providers, Brakes works alongside a supplier base of almost 1,000 vendors. This extensive network features a broad spectrum of vendors ranging from the likes of Coca-Cola and Nestle through to independent traders and farmers.
Brakes regularly buy goods from its supplier base, sending out 100’s of Purchase Orders (PO’s) every day. To maintain this intricate and complex infrastructure, Brakes uses iSupply – an online portal for managing all purchasing needs. The solution had been in place for many years but over time it was unable to keep pace with the growing business and was not performing to the expected standard or maintaining direct communication with the vendor network.
Brakes selected long-standing partner Keytree to refresh and enhance iSupply to embed the solution as a one-stop-shop for placing, reviewing and accepting PO’s and provide users with a range of downstream supply chain activities including goods receipting, inventory and consignment stock management. To improve communication between Brakes and its supplier base, iSupply also needed to be embedded as the single point of interaction.