Chief Procurement Officer
Centralized Supply Chain Services
Mark C. Smith currently serves as Chief Procurement Officer at Centralized Supply Chain Services. Located in Kansas City MO, CSCS is a Supply Chain Cooperative responsible for sourcing and delivery of $2 billion per year in food, supply and services to over 3400 Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants nationally. Mark has 36 years’ experience in various supply chain roles in the foodservice industry, including Taco Bell/Bell Foods, Carl’s Jr, and Advantica Restaurant Group – parent to brands including Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, and Coco’s & Carrows Restaurants. Mark has a Business degree in Material Logistics Management from Michigan State University, a lifetime CPM certification, and is a Steering Committee Member on the National Restaurants Association’s Supply Chain Executive Study Group.