FROM PAPER TO PC TO PALM: Automated inventory lends a helping hand in foodservice
- A NEW GENERATION: TODAY'S VERSATILE PDAS. Grossbauer, Sue // FoodService Director;6/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p86
Discusses the use of a Palm Pilot personal digital assistant (PDA) in the food service department of The Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville. Description of the facility's old system of paperless menus; Explanation of how the PDA works; Benefits from the system.
- MAKING STRIDES IN INTEGRATION: AUTOMATED INVENTORY. Riell, Howard // FoodService Director;2/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p96
Presents information on automated inventory systems used in food service operations. Advantages of using automated inventory systems; Facts on inventory management; Functions of the systems.
- Total recall. Pellegrini, Megan // National Provisioner;May2011, Vol. 225 Issue 5, p64
The article focuses on the application of software systems in automating the logistics, grades, and traceability of products in the food industry in the U.S. It notes that sophisticated software enables firms to use images in evaluating visible lean from fat meat and in identifying the marbling...
- Electronic ordering: Taking the path of most assistance. Liddle, Alan // Nation's Restaurant News;8/19/96, Vol. 30 Issue 32, p19
Reports on the exploration of ways of lowering electronic inventory and ordering costs through the development of industrywide standards and practices. Limitations of the electronic order entry for food service purchasing; Offer made by Instill Corp. concerning the use of its electronic...
- Health-care contractors say key to service, efficiency lies in the palms of their hands. Liddle, Alan // Nation's Restaurant News;07/05/99, Vol. 33 Issue 27, p47
Reports the use of palmtop personal computers in taking meal orders and delivering restaurant-style service to health-care patients in the United States. Advantages and features of palmtops; Team up with desktop computers to automate program at hospitals and other facilities; Reduction of waste...
- The benefits of retail automation systems. Masse, Peter J. // Business Journal Serving Southern Tier, CNY, Mohawk Valley, Fing;1/22/96, Vol. 10 Issue 2, Small Biz p11
Reports on the importance of inventory control and the use of computer inventory systems by retailers who want to remain competitive. Benefits of using point-of-sale systems; Inventory control process.
- Supermarkets: Breaking new automation ground. // Chain Store Age Executive with Shopping Center Age;Dec94, Vol. 70 Issue 12, Approaching Inventory... p14
Reports on the findings of a survey concerning supermarket retailers' inventory management programs. Investment in technology; Opportunity for greater efficiencies; Employment of scanning at point-of-sale; Procurement of price information; Schedules for performing inventories; Periodic cycle...
- Choosing back-office programs: Experts serve up some tips, tricks. Ruggless, Ron // Nation's Restaurant News;11/24/97, Vol. 31 Issue 47, p38
Reports on the seminar on food service back-office and inventory-control systems at the 1997 International Foodservice Technology Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Panel members; Guidelines presented in selecting systems; Tips in using inventory-control systems in the food service industry.
- Inventory Management at the Theme Park. VanSchenkhof, Matthew; Baker, David; Cox, Jessica // Journal of Critical Incidents;Oct2015, Vol. 8, p90
The article focuses on inventory management at the 235-acre amusement park located in Kansas City, Missouri. The park operate a full-service catering operation that handle more than 8,000 guests per day and generate more than 1.7 million dollars in sales over the summer. All orders from the food...