Managing Change Through Uncertainty

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


 

LTW Intralogistics, Wolfurt, Austria (U.S. branch in PA)LTW Intralogistics
www.ltwusa.com

Year founded: 1981
Number of employees: 170
Number of food customers: 80
Solution names: Warehouse automation; stacker cranes; picking-to-man and man-to-picking automation
Markets served: Manufacturers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: The LTW Aisle-Changing technology for stacker cranes offers a solution for reducing the initial investment cost for a warehouse or DC. Since the cranes can switch aisles automatically, there is no need to purchase a stacker crane for each aisle. By reducing the number of cranes purchased to meet the true throughput requirements, the overall budget for a building project can be decreased.

 

Lucas Systems Inc., Wexford, PA
www.lucasware.com

Year founded: 1998
Number of employees: 52
Number of food customers: 17
Solution names: Jennifer VoicePlus
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Jennifer voice systems dramatically reduce shipping errors and improve labor productivity with a short learning curve for users. The result is immediate cost savings and long-term operating efficiencies that position companies for more efficient and profitable growth in the future. Equally important in today's economy, Jennifer solutions complement and extend existing WMS, LMS and host-based inventory systems, wireless networks, and industry standard RF terminals, reducing up-front investment costs and long-term costs of ownership. This combination of rapid operational returns and modest upfront costs makes voice an ideal technology choice for food distributors today.

 

Manhattan Associates Inc., Atlanta
www.manh.com

Year founded: 1990
Number of employees: 2,000
Number of food customers: 125
Solution names: Manhattan SCOPE, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCOPE, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry.
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: The capabilities of Manhattan SCOPE are well-suited to wisely using fuel, fully tapping capacity in trucks and warehouses, intelligently delivering different types of products with varying shelf lives to the right stores, and managing inventory to reduce waste.

 

MercuryGate InternationalMercuryGate International, Cary, NC
www.mercurygate.com

Year founded: 2000
Number of employees: 32
Number of food customers: 50
Solution names: Transportation Management System
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: MercuryGate's proven TMS technology has long been adding value for customers--manufacturers, distributors, retailers, brokerages, and 3PLs. MercuryGate's wide-ranging and expanding list of functional capabilities support. Supports all modes, including: parcel, LTL, TL, rail, intermodal, air freight, ocean and multimodal. Supports small, medium and large customers, even the Fortune 500. Manage brokerage business regardless of mode for any business perspective from a small sales force to a nationwide agency model.

 

Mettler Toledo, Zurich, Switzerland
www.mt.com

Year founded: 1904
Number of employees: 9,000
Number of food customers: 1,200+
Solution names: PUA679
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: The PUA679 floor scale allows quick and easy washdown in sanitary applications. Lifting the front handles tilts the entire scale up to provide complete access for cleaning the floor and underside of the scale. To meet the sanitary requirements of our customers' facilities, we offer a variety of stainless steel finishes. In the short-term the PUA679 will help save on installation costs and in the long-term the sanitary lift scale's hygienic design will allow food customers to meet the industry's rigorous cleaning specifications.

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