Markon Enhances Supply Chain Visability
February 7, 2019
has selected its FoodLogiQ Connect Manage + Monitor product for global
supply chain visibility and streamlined supplier management.
The Markon Cooperative is comprised of seven independent, broadline
foodservice companies in the U.S. and Canada, has been a premier source
of fresh produce for the food industry for more than 30 years.
Headquartered in Salinas, California, Markon became a food safety
pioneer long before the topic came to national attention. In 1992, the
company initiated their food safety programs, developing stringent
specifications for all growers and shippers packing their brands. Today,
Markon’s 5-Star Food Safety® Program is based on specifications,
inspections, and information at five key points: fields, facilities,
transportation, distributor warehouses, and the commercial and
According to Markon President Tim York, managing hundreds of growers and
dozens of processing plants is a massive undertaking that requires more
than just manual tracking methods like spreadsheets and paper documents.
Markon needed a technology solution to provide a global view of their
supplier quality management, and they needed greater transparency across
the company’s supply chain.
“We vetted several systems providers and felt that FoodLogiQ was best
positioned to help us manage data and dramatically increase
efficiencies. With hundreds of suppliers, and thousands of farms, a
robust system is necessary for us to maintain our industry-leading food
Markon will utilize the FoodLogiQ Connect’s Manage + Monitor to:
Centralize their supplier documentation to meet the company’s
corporate food safety standards, implement corrective actions, support
supplier verification, and manage required recordkeeping, thereby easing
Track and report on food safety across their supply chain and address
those issues with suppliers directly to drive compliance.
Leverage data-driven reporting to help leadership make informed
decisions about supplier performance and expiring documents.
commitment to providing their customers with safe, quality produce is
second to none, and we are proud to work with such a well-respected
organization,” said FoodLogiQ CEO Sean O’Leary. “We’re very pleased
that, after researching a wide variety of solution providers, Markon
chose FoodLogiQ to help them manage their supplier relationships, gain
visibility into their supply chain, and utilize real-time data and
analytical reporting to make intelligent business decisions.”
Markon joins the ranks of FoodLogiQ customers that include Tyson Foods,
Buffalo Wild Wings, CAVA, Chipotle Mexican Grill, CKE Restaurants,
Compass Group USA, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, IPC/SUBWAY, Hain-Celestial,
and Whole Foods Market, as well as hundreds of growers, co-packers and