(February 17, 2011)—Jamba, Inc. and SYGMA, a national foodservice distribution company owned by Sysco Corp., have announced plans to form a supply chain distribution alliance.
In a release, the Companies said that the proposed alliance will enable Jamba to consolidate distribution channels and achieve greater efficiencies in their supply chain as well as position Jamba for faster expansion of services into existing and new geographic locations.
"The move to SYGMA is anticipated to drive several improvements for Jamba Juice," said Greg Schwartz, senior vice president, Supply Chain, Jamba Juice Company. "We are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs and improve our overall service while focusing on continuous quality improvement. Due to SYGMA's strong national distribution network, particularly to non-traditional outlets such as airports, universities, and malls, we expect that our alliance will not only help us achieve those goals, but also positions us well to drive additional growth."
According to the Companies, SYGMA has a strong reporting system to enable faster processing and management of orders. Their relationship with Sysco, the parent company, also provides them access to highly efficient freight and logistics technology which assures delivery of the right product at the right place, at the right pace, all at the right price while providing significant quality assurance and increasing overall customer satisfaction.
In anticipation of formalizing their relationship, SYGMA has started servicing Jamba's 53 Midwest region locations and has plans to begin service to Jamba's 27 Southeast region locations in late February.