Getting your suppliers in order, organising stock and documenting the various brands used is the only way to deal with a flexible supply chain. As a customer, you have buying power so use it. Only buy products from your approved suppliers list. Take time to meet your sales rep, you probably do this regularly to agree food costs. Next time you meet – define your preferred brands and agree the brands that will be substituted in the event that your preferred brand is not available. A digital food information management platform like Nutritics is designed to help you easily manage the various brands used across your business. With real time right click and ‘replace all’  functionality, you can swap brands across recipes quickly and easily ensuring confidence that the correct information, including ingredient lists with full allergen profile is available for your customers.