SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper Supermarkets here will be applying its computer-generated ordering system to the meat departments at all of its 115 stores by the end of June, according to Mark Chandler, vice president, supply chain integration. The system, which is already being used chainwide for ordering Center Store products and scratch-bakery products, will enable meat departments to know how much of each cut to prepare for consumers. “For example, we’ll know how many single, multi and family packages of T-bone steaks we’ll need each day,” said Chandler. Over the next 12 months, the ordering system will also be used in the chain’s seafood, deli and produce departments, and it is being applied to some direct-store-delivery vendors. The system factors current inventory, a forecast of movement and promotional plans in calculating orders.
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