Foodservice & Restaurant Supply Chain News

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Restaurant Supply Chain News

As more restaurants and foodservice companies reopen to standard capacity, growing supply chain issues have made it difficult for business owners, operators, and dealers in the industry. Receiving new equipment and OEM replacement parts on time not only has been challenging but keeping up with the growing number of foodservice supply chain delays also has been a major roadblock. While the industry will eventually adjust and return to its usual mode of operations, completely getting back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic could take time. That’s why we’ve put together news and updates to help you navigate through different equipment, resource, and food supply chain issues in 2021.

Navigating Today’s Supply Chain Challenges Panel Discussion

October 11, 2021

At the 2021 CFESA Conference (Oct. 4-6, 2021), food equipment manufacturers and parts distribution experts addressed the ongoing supply chain issues in the space. Hear them explore the dynamics that led to the current shortages, the importance of supply chain visibility, and the strategies to mitigate future disruption.

Panelists: Richard Arthur – Dir. of Customer Care & Commercial Systems (Duke Mfg.), Bart Bolton – National Service Dir. (APW/Bakers Pride/Star Holdings), Doug Buis – VP of Inventory (Parts Town), Gene Doerr – Dir. of Inside Service/After-Sale Support (UNOX, Inc.), Tim Magandy – Mgr. of National Service (Robot Coupe), David Main – Dir. of Post Sale Service (Vollrath), Tom Van Der Bosch – VP of Parts & Service (Scotsman Ice Systems)

Moderators: Nick Cribb – President (SAM Service, Inc.), Dan Hinchley – VP of Customer Partnerships (Parts Town)

Parts Town Updates & Resources



  • July 21, 2021 – Parts Town addresses supply chain issues. Read more.

  • June 30, 2021 – Parts Town continues to expand its purchasing and distribution center workforce to support demand. Visit the careers page to learn more.


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