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Alpharetta, Ga. -- Sheetz Inc., the Altoona, Pa.-based operator of more than 300 convenience stores, purchased BlueCube Enterprise and components of the BlueCube Enterprise Supply Chain Management & Financial Management suites for implementation.
“We are always looking to improve how we run our organization, and increase the level of convenience we provide for our customers,” said Stan Sheetz, Sheetz CEO. “If we can affordably press technology into service on those goals, we will. That's what stands behind our commitment to the BlueCube Enterprise solution. We are confident the effort will drive more profitable business and improve service consistency across the company.”
John Moulton, Sheetz's director of store systems, added, “We've focused on using the system's store-level supply chain, workflows and forecasting features to reduce our foodservice costs through an improved alignment of production plans and food inventory with demand. But with the system's integrated support for fuel, recipes, cash and merchandise, we'll quickly leverage those capabilities as well. It's working quite well in our pilot sites, and it's great to know that the product's feature set is as progressive as we are.”
The implementation will improve store operations for a variety of Sheetz store concepts including their “standard” c-store configurations with fuel islands and its proprietary MTO (Made-To-Order menus) program, as well as its newer mall foodservice environments and innovative convenience restaurant concepts. The agreement targets approximately 40 new sites to be configured with BlueCube Enterprise through the end of 2005, with a conversion of existing sites shortly thereafter.