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Denny’s Corporation Selects HAVI Global Solutions as Supply Chain Systems Partner

May 13, 2015
By Business Wire News


HAVI Global Solutions, LLC (HGS) is pleased to announce that Denny’s Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, has chosen HGS as its lead supplier of supply chain and packaging solutions. An expert partner in managed services and consulting solutions across global business supply chains, HGS will provide Sourcing & Spend Management, Network Optimization and Packaging Category Management solutions to Denny’s for six years.

“In HGS, we found a seasoned partner with strong industry expertise and a comprehensive suite of services and solutions that meet our supply chain needs,” said Greg Linford, Vice President, Procurement & Distribution at Denny’s. “Their mature and comprehensive supply chain solutions enhance our visibility across the supply chain and deliver improvements in our packaging categories.”

HGS will deliver a comprehensive, custom solution for Denny’s that puts all key sourcing and supply chain management functionality in one place, which includes the following: supplier and distributor connectivity and visibility, network design and optimization, data mapping, spend management, sourcing event management, pricing and contract management. HGS will also provide packaging category management services, including executing strategic sourcing events for packaging categories, spearheading continuous improvement on existing items, and optimizing current supply networks.

“The implementation of HGS’s network optimization and packaging category programs will better leverage and grow Denny’s current sourcing and spend platform, generating opportunities to drive improvements throughout our supply chain,” said Linford. “Our partnership with Denny’s exemplifies the benefit of taking a holistic approach to supply chain improvements,” said Ken Shearer, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at HGS. “We are excited to partner with Denny’s in their pursuit of an optimized, transparent supply chain. Our objectives are not only to provide industry leading solutions and exceptional service, but also to make a positive impact on their bottom line and help them achieve their business goals.”

About HAVI Global Solutions

HAVI Global Solutions, LLC (HGS) provides consulting, design and execution services across the business value chain, helping our customers grow smarter with idea to end-of-life solutions that address their most demanding and complex challenges. The world’s most respected brands rely on HGS to help deliver a competitive advantage, manage risk, achieve operational excellence, and realize their growth strategies through our industry neutral position and flexible business model. Fine-tuned over three decades, our experience, global reach, and the expertise and passion of our people to listen, understand, and anticipate customer needs are the essence of our business and our brand. Leveraging our capabilities in packaging, promotions, analytics, supply chain, sustainability, recycling and waste solutions — we help customers connect and collaborate more powerfully to build smarter brands and businesses. For more information about HAVI Global Solutions, please visit

About Denny’s Corporation

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. As of December 31, 2014, Denny’s had 1,702 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world, with combined sales of $2.6 billion, including 1,596 restaurants in the United States and 106 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Chile, and New Zealand. At the end of 2014, 1,541 of Denny’s restaurants were franchised and 161 restaurants were company operated. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, links to SEC filings and other financial information, please visit the Denny’s investor relations website at

HAVI Global Solutions
Lorie Bonham
Denny’s Corporation
Liz Brady DiTrapano (ICR)