|The equipment purchasing team sources equipment and smallwares, leveraging the combined volume for all Yum! Brands' restaurants as well as
the A&W restaurant system. The team manages supplier relationships, product availability, price negotiations, product/supplier consolidation and cost reduction initiatives.
Equipment purchasing also maintains supplier contracts, performs STAR audits, and manages the detailed database containing thousands of items purchased by concept co-op
The scope of equipment purchasing also includes responsibility for approved equipment distribution relationships and store model management.
- Individual contracts are held with each approved equipment/smallwares distributor. All distributors are given the RSCS negotiated costs from the suppliers,
which allows them to compete based on their service level to Yum! Brands and A&W operators.
- Equipment store models contain the approved equipment and smallwares necessary to build a specific restaurant plan. The models help ensure accuracy and consistency
in the equipment package for every new build.