by Dallas Henderson, Account Manager at RizePoint
Many restaurants suffer from “messy closet syndrome,” with important documents spilling haphazardly out of crowded filing cabinets. Often, they can’t put their hands on specific paperwork when they need it because it’s so disorganized. And they may be missing important deadlines because they’re relying on antiquated manual systems to track dates.
Thinking about reorganizing piles of documents – accumulated over years – can be overwhelming. Many restaurant owners and managers are too intimidated to know where to start and can’t quite conceptualize an organizational system that will be easy for them to implement. Compounding the problem, they’re likely short-staffed, with a million other things to worry about and prioritize. However, organizing your files will do so much more than just make your office look neat and tidy. This effort can help your restaurant boost safety, quality, and compliance while reducing risk.
As we head towards year’s end and start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, now’s the time to clean up and organize your important documents, such as supplier certification. This effort doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive.
Why does document organization matter?
Documentation is a critical part of restaurants’ food safety and quality efforts. For instance, restaurants must ensure that all their suppliers are delivering safe products as a critical step in the quality control process. Since restaurants typically work with a variety of suppliers, they must carefully manage safety and quality for each, which comes with significant paperwork.
It’s more than channeling your inner Marie Kondo, the professional organizer who urges her followers to get rid of things that don’t “spark joy.” Implementing a supplier certification program – and carefully managing the associated paperwork – allows your restaurant to carefully track suppliers’ performance and verify their compliance to the highest quality and food safety standards. Having a system in place to certify suppliers is a wise move and helps your restaurant elevate safety and quality, while protecting your brand.
Accessible, affordable solutions for everyone
Traditional supplier certification software helps organize important documents, but it targets big companies with a huge price tag of at least $100K, a 12-month onboarding cycle, and layers of complexity. Meanwhile, smaller organizations, who may want to adopt tech solutions to make their business run more efficiently, often can’t afford the time or money necessary for these enterprise software platforms. Until now.
Today’s new, innovative product platforms help small to medium sized businesses get organized, with a simplified, cost-effective supplier certification and maintenance process. These solutions allow companies to gather, organize, and manage supplier information in a centralized location, keep supplier certification up to date, track status and deadlines, and reduce time-consuming administrative tasks.
Now, restaurants and other small food businesses can utilize smart, affordable solutions to reduce risk and ensure compliance. More simplified software platforms help food businesses of any size afford the needed transparency across the supply chain.
The newest offerings are:
- Modern, simple, and affordable, helping the “little guys” compete with bigger organizations, showing they’re compliant with fewer resources.
- Easy to use, allowing companies to quickly and accurately collect, review and approve documentation, without requiring significant time or resources.
- Quick to implement, allowing organizations to be up and running in no time.
- A game-changing, simple solution in a software market dominated by complexity.
Helping the “little guys” compete in the marketplace
More affordable, attainable, innovative solutions are disrupting traditional market software, allowing small to medium sized businesses to simplify the supplier certification and maintenance process. This helps the “little guys” show they’re compliant with fewer resources, allowing them to better compete with bigger companies.
The new solutions:
- Gather, organize, and manage supplier documentation and information in a centralized location.
- Quickly and accurately collect, review, and approve documentation, without requiring significant time or resources.
- Keep supplier certification up to date.
- Track status and deadlines
- Reduce time-consuming administrative tasks.
- Decrease risk and ensure compliance.
- Utilize simple, user-friendly tools to boost transparency.
- See task and certification status for all suppliers or drill down to view by supplier, location, and material.
- Reap the benefits of digital tools at an affordable price point.
- Improve your food safety assurance and operational efficiencies to maximize compliance and increase profitability.
More simplified, reasonably priced software solutions will help restaurants (and other food businesses) afford the needed transparency across the supply chain. Now, it’s simple and affordable for restaurants to organize their essential documents, manage deadlines, and boost compliance. Use these systems to get organized in 2022 and make Marie Kondo proud.
Dallas Henderson, a 25-year veteran of the service industry, is an Account Manager at RizePoint. RizePoint is disrupting traditional market software with their innovative, new product platform Ignite™ Supplier Certification Management, which helps small to medium sized businesses simplify the supplier certification and maintenance process. To discuss RizePoint’s solutions, please contact Dallas at email@example.com.