Managing Change Through Uncertainty

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


Psion Teklogix, Mississuaga, Ontario
www.psion.com

Year founded: 1967
Number of employees: 1,000
Number of food customers: 100+
Solution names: The 7535, 7530, 8680, 8590 and 8530 are the specific products we sell in the food space.
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: With the ever-increasing demands on management to “do more with less”, a growing number of businesses are adopting a technology strategy to increase productivity and efficiency, resulting in a strong Return on Investment (ROI). Implementing a mobile solution, like one from the Psion Teklogix product line, enables employees to work faster and smarter, while management saves hours in manpower and improves the bottom line. Psion Teklogix rugged mobile computers provide real-time data communication, a battery life lasting the entire day, intuitive interfaces and functionality in the most hostile of environments, resulting in added value and highly motivated workers.

 

QUALCOMM, San Diego, CA
www.qualcomm.com

Year founded: 1985
Number of employees: NA
Number of food customers: NA
Solution names: Mobile Computing Platform (MCP) 100
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: The Mobile Computing Platform 100 Series is specifically engineered to optimize transportation company operations, and enhance safety, efficiency, and productivity while improving the driver's in-cab experience. Early on, the platform was lauded as revolutionary for its enhanced computing capacity; in-cab, color, touch-screen display; and text-to-speech capability. A robust mobile computing platform that features a growing suite of applications, MCP 100 helps fleets improve asset management, on-time delivery, safety, operational performance and driver satisfaction. 

 

Real Time Freight Services LLC, Chicago, IL
www.realtimefreight.com

Year founded: 2003
Number of employees: 45
Number of food customers: 3,500
Solution names: Freight Management System
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Real Time Freight provides immediate ROI through their Rate Analysis feature. This provides clear visibility of what their customers are paying, and how their customer rates compare to the greater RTF community and rate engine plug-ins. RTF customers realize a centralized, secure, controlled freight management solution. Benefits include the reallocation of resources, and lower freight spend. Real Time Freight eliminates information silos to help companies centralize and share information to help them make better and more informed decisions for today and for the future. The Real Time Freight Smart Select automatically awards freight and makes the best decision every time.

 

RedPrairie Corp.RedPrairie Corp., Waukesha, WI
www.redprairie.com

Year founded: 1975
Number of employees: 1,200
Number of food customers: 100+
Solution names: Warehouse Management; Workforce Management; Financial Management; Inventory Management; Execution Management; Learning Management; Performance Management; Transportation Management; Food Processing; Error Proofing/Traceability; Sequence Delivery; Build-to-Order; Supply Chain Visibility; Dashboards
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: By investing in Value Packs-- “bite-sized” pieces from larger software suites--savvy business leaders can provide for quick return modules that enable shorter implementation times, and faster ROI. Designed for low initial investment, and accelerated time to value, these smaller solutions can provide for easily realized savings in the short-term, and a gateway to more comprehensive solutions in the long-term. These applications lend themselves particularly well to organizations that find themselves in need of immediate changes, with a low up-front cost--a situation many face in the current economic climate.

 

Retalix USA, Plano, TX
www.retalix.com

Year founded: 1982
Number of employees: 1,200
Number of food customers: 400+
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors.
Solution names: Retalix Power Enterprise Suite; Retalix Power Warehouse; Retalix Power Net; Retalix Power Sell; Retalix Power Delivery; Retalix Demand AnalytX; Retalix Transportation Management; Retalix Dock Scheduling; Retalix Yard Management
Markets served:
Key problems solved: Retalix offers software solutions for food retailers and distributors that help them automate and optimize the entire supply chain from warehouse to checkout. The automation and intuitiveness behind these solutions help Retalix clients increase overall supply chain visibility, control and productivity, which reduces costs. Those traits are helpful in any economic environment, but can be viewed as extremely important in tough times. From warehouse management systems to transportation management systems to synchronization and demand-based replenishment, Retalix's primary goal is to provide retailers and distributors with the latest supply chain technology innovations.

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