Managing Change Through Uncertainty

This year's FL100 listing offers tools and services to help companies weather the economic storm.


LeanLogistics Inc., Holland, MI
www.leanlogistics.com

Year founded: 1999
Number of employees: 120
Number of food customers: 20
Solution names: On-Demand TMS
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Cost reduction and containment are common themes throughout every enterprise. By deploying True SaaS (single instance, multi-tenant) solutions, companies are able to implement quickly and drive rapid return-on-investment, while continually having access to updates and functionality as they are released, without requiring additional licensing and hardware upgrades. The True SaaS model allows companies to identify opportunities for cost containment and control throughout their supply chain; provides collaboration opportunities internally and throughout the industry's largest network; and allows for rapid sharing of industry best practices.

 

Locus TraxxLocus Traxx, Jupiter, FL
www.locustraxx.com

Year founded: 2005
Number of employees: 25
Number of food customers: 12
Solution names: OverSight
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: The OverSight system from Locus Traxx provides real-time monitoring and reporting of temperature, location, security and other conditions while shipments are in transit. Through the use of our food safety experts (Sterling Solutions), we are able to correlate refrigerated trailer temps against the quality characteristics of products being delivered. To limit information overload, Intelligent Alerts inspect the incoming data and automatically send text or email messages if something needs attention. We have developed a phased temperature alert which can eliminate problems before they occur. Near-term shippers and food manufacturers get new, timely information to assure food safety and quality while products are being shipped. Long term, the volume of data collected can be used to better understand the relationship of time and temperature on product safety and quality, and lead to improved transportation practices.

 

Logility Inc.Logility Inc., Atlanta, GA
www.logility.com

Year founded: 1996
Number of employees: 141
Number of food customers: 30 percent of customer base
Solution names: Logility Voyager Solutions
Markets served: Manufacturers; grocery wholesalers; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: Technology helps companies survive economic uncertainty by better equipping them to meet manufacturing and distribution challenges and rising customer expectations. Logility Voyager Solutions enable companies to meet short- and long-term goals by synchronizing supply chains to work together to anticipate, analyze and generate the best possible plan given their specific business goals and global network, which is crucial to managing supply chain risk and gaining a competitive advantage.

 

Logistix Solutions, Herndon, VA
www.logistixsolutions.com

Year founded: 2006
Number of employees: 50
Number of food customers: 6
Solution names: Logix--Supply Chain Optimization and Distribution Network Design
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Food and beverage companies operate at lean margins requiring a constant review and improvement in their distribution network, sourcing, demand fulfillment and product distribution. Using supply chain optimization and distribution network planning technology and other on-demand logistics applications, like Logistix Solutions' Logix application, these companies are streamlining operations and discovering solutions that save money with on-demand tools that are easy to use.

 

LTM Services Inc., Manorville, NY
www.ltmservices.com

Year founded: 2004
Number of employees: 7
Number of food customers: 9
Solution names: LTM is a serviceable equipment cost management group. Our software is proprietary and used in-house by qualified analysts to control and reduce our clients costs and increase efficiencies. Our average ROI is over 90 percent. We can provide testimonials from a number of food clients.
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Short goal: understand and control immediate repair costs, service provider cost control, rental oversight and need understanding, fleet profile understanding and needs. Long term: best needs fleet profile implementation, full rental control, parts usage and cost control, life cycle understanding and implementation, battery cost control, optimized lease implementation, national purchasing where applicable, comprehensive understanding of enterprise wide as well as individual facility and unit cost control. The complete control and understanding of a very misunderstood yet essential aspect of warehousing and distribution.

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