Creating a Problem Statement

Kudler Fine Foods


Kudler Fine Foods Problem Statement Kathryn Clagett University of Phoenix Online

Kudler Fine Foods Kudler Fine Foods Problem Statement Kudler Fine Foods is a well-established, gourmet food supplier in California that desires to become a nationwide chain that provides its consumer base with the finest meats, cheeses, produce, wines, in-store opportunities such as a deli and fish counter, and out of store opportunities such as catering and online ordering. (Unknown, 2003, pp. 3, 15, 16) Currently, Kudler has only three locations and all ordering still is being


done by the founder, Kathy Kudler. (Unknown, 2003) Ms. Kudler travels to each location and compiles a list of gross amounts for ordering. These materials are then distributed to the individual stores in the quantities needed. (Unknown, 2003, p. 4) Although this method of fiscal and business management is currently acceptable, it would become unrealistic and limiting should another store open and specifically if the new store were to be outside the radius of the current stores. Kudler is looking to maximize profit and limit losses in regards to ordering and stocking products. Kudler faces four key issues that if not addressed will limit the business’s ability to expand and fulfill its visions. The first issue is that the fiscal and business management strategy is not conducive to stores scattered throughout California and eventually the United States. Currently, the ordering for all of the stores is being done by a single person, the owner, and the only way for the ordering to be completed is for her to travel to all stores and compile a master list of the products that need to be ordered. (Unknown, 2003, p. 4)The first key issue leads directly to the second issue; because the owner is traveling to all stores and completing inventory, there is not much time left to explore additional services. Kudler wants to create a website that customers can view products on and...