CMU and Chartwells tackle food shortage | News

Central Michigan University and the restaurant company it works with, Chartwells, are struggling to solve a food supply chain problem.

Chartwells said that while it anticipates menu changes based on product substitutions from its suppliers, it will always offer different and healthy options for students and guests.

Here are some actions Chartwells has taken:

• Throughout July we planned menus for the first four weeks of the fall semester and placed food orders in advance. This was designed to help suppliers and distributors plan their inventory to meet our supply needs this fall.

• We have identified other suppliers and products in case our existing suppliers cannot meet our needs or are unable to deliver specific products.

• In many cases, our teams have modified order schedules to allow distributors more time to identify new sources of out-of-stock products in the event of a back-order.

• We have contracts with additional distributors to help fill product orders.

“Chartwells and Central Michigan University are doing their best to ensure product availability for the campus community,” Chartwells said in a statement. “With respect to future product availability, Chartwells has been monitoring the supply chain closely for several months while implementing plans to minimize the impact of any domestic supply chain issues caused by the pandemic.”

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