ARCOP Supply Chain Cooperative Drives Real Savings and Procurement Innovation with Intesource


PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwired – September 15, 2015) – ARCOP, Inc[1]., the national supply chain cooperative for Arby’s[2], has generated more than $9M in savings through its managed sourcing partnership with Intesource[3], the leading eSourcing services provider for grocers, retailers and restaurants.

“Our franchise members and corporate stakeholders rely on us to continually deliver transparency and efficiencies across the supply chain,” said Keith Anderkin, senior vice president of procurement and supply management at ARCOP. “The results delivered by Intesource’s professional services team have been significant for our business. Unlike so many other procurement vendors, Intesource actually delivers on its promised value, and does so without requiring us to expand our team or revamp our processes.”

With Intesource, ARCOP has uncovered significant savings and established a central hub for the organization’s procurement data, which has streamlined sourcing process and increased the company’s overall frequency of sourcing events including Request for Proposals, Request for Information, as well as eAuctions. Key savings captured through this approach include:

  • 31 percent on operations
  • 22 percent on supplies
  • 19 percent on ingredients

“Restaurants face extensive market pressures, including rising food prices, increased competition and stagnant industry growth. The industry’s historically thin margins make it one of the most difficult markets to secure meaningful savings,” said Brian Miller, vice president of services at Intesource. “While many chain restaurants and buying cooperatives wrongly shy away from contracting out their sourcing services, ARCOP continues to act as a visionary in the industry, and has achieved business-changing gains as a result.”

With a long history of results in the grocery, retail and restaurant markets, Intesource’s innovative approach to sourcing has proven highly effective in procurement’s toughest sectors. The company’s managed sourcing service offering delivers hands down the best return-on-investment of any solution — more than any best-of-breed technology, consulting or group buying approach. With Intesource, there is no learning or adoptive curve, only results.

To learn more about how chain restaurants can transform procurement operations, download Intesource’s latest report, Restaurant Impossible: Six Challenges Plaguing the Restaurant Industry – and How to Overcome them with Strategic Sourcing.[4]

About Intesource, a PROACTIS Company
Intesource eliminates operational headaches from the sourcing equation by offering the industry’s only enterprise wide, unlimited, full-service eSourcing package. Intesource’s turnkey approach to eSourcing 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[5].

PROACTIS is the leading independent provider of Spend Control and eProcurement solutions. Hundreds of organizations around the world use PROACTIS software and services to manage all their external expenditure to ultimately reduce costs, improve efficiencies and mitigate supplier risk.

  • PROACTIS Source-to-Contract provides a framework of sourcing, contract, catalogue, and supplier management capabilities that enable the management of all spend categories and suppliers
  • PROACTIS Purchase-to-Pay automates and streamlines the entire day-to-day buying process, from request through authorization, ordering, and invoice processing
  • PROACTIS Supplier Interaction and Commerce provides a cloud-based channel for all forms of electronic interaction with suppliers

Widely used in mid-to-large sized organizations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, PROACTIS is routinely integrated with ERP and financial systems. For further information, visit

About ARCOP, Inc.
ARCOP, Inc. has served as Arby’s national supply chain cooperative since 1978. ARCOP’s membership is comprised of both Franchised and Company owned Arby’s restaurants. ARCOP utilizes system volume to negotiate with suppliers and distributors to establish pricing for all restaurants and to ensure continuity of supply through strategic supply chain management. ARCOP manages over $1 billion in annual spend for all food, packaging, beverages, distribution, capital assets, smallwares, energy, and service programs.


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  2. ^ Arby’s (
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  4. ^ Restaurant Impossible: Six Challenges Plaguing the Restaurant Industry – and How to Overcome them with Strategic Sourcing. (
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