Managing Change Through Uncertainty

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

Blue Sky Technologies Inc., Coppell, TX

Year founded: 2003
Number of employees: 6
Number of food customers: 16
Solution names: Insight--Supply Chain Visibility; Insight--Janus Appointment Management System; Insight--Executive Metrics
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Specifically in tough economic environments such as today's, companies need to make the most of what they currently have by using technology to uncover inefficiencies, cost savings opportunities and potential problems. Supply chain visibility solutions such as Insight, let you know, in real-time, when your operations are not running at their expected optimal levels by pointing out metrics and measurements that are outside of your predetermined tolerance specifications.


Cadec Global, Manchester, NH

Year founded: 1976
Number of employees: 55+
Number of food customers: 60+
Solution names: Mobius TTS; PowerVue
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Cadec's advanced fleet management solutions help companies monitor and track driver behaviors that waste fuel, waste time and jeopardize safety. Data collected by Cadec is conveyed in real time back to the yard to help fleet managers immediately improve safety and productivity. Examples: log details, speeding, sudden decels, off-route driving, excessive idling. Cadec's on-board computer also conveys important information to drivers, such as turn-by-turn directions, delivery details and routing.

CAMS Software Corp., New Westminster, British Columbia, CanadaCAMS Software Corp.

Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 15
Number of food customers: 22
Solution names: CAMS Professional; CAMS Backhaul Module; CAMS Salvage Optimizer; CAMS Backhaul Optimizer
Markets served: Supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; c-store distributors.
Key problems solved:
Qualification Information: CAMS Software assists grocery retailers and wholesalers in the area of transportation. Our technology helps our clients to maximize the efficiency of their private fleet or third party resources while maintaining the highest possible service to their stores or customer accounts. Our many clients decrease costs and improve efficiency with; increased visibility into execution, driver incentive and activity based payroll, improved accuracy of information, as well as integration with all major grocery transportation systems. Generate revenues in the transportation department using the best optimization tools for backhaul and salvage optimization available in the grocery industry.


CaseStack Inc.CaseStack Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Year founded: 1999
Number of employees: 150
Number of food customers: 400
Solution names: Supply Chain Optimization; Inventory Imbalance Correction
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: Small and mid-sized suppliers must offer inexpensive, quality products to stay competitive, and that means reducing supply chain waste. CaseStack's web-based visibility platform provides unique insight, allowing customers to set minimum inventory levels, measure inventory against inbound and outbound orders, monitor which SKUs do best in which regions and add order attributes often required by retailers. Our proprietary technology serves the customers' immediate and future needs, simplifying daily fulfillment and streamlining their entire supply chain.


Ross EnterpriseCDC Software, Atlanta, GA

Year founded: 2002
Number of employees: 1,200
Number of food customers: 310
Solution names: Ross Enterprise; CDC Factory; CDC Supply Chain
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; foodservice distributors; 3PLs.
Key problems solved: Food processors today are threatened by challenges including high costs for materials, energy, transportation and labor. CDC Factory improves factory performance by reducing cost per case and labor utilization typically between 10-20 percent in less than six months. It unlocks hidden capacity on the factory floor. Ross Enterprise helps companies manage demand, increase operational efficiencies, improve profitability, and streamline regulatory compliance. Customers report exceptional operating improvements including inventory savings of 20 percent, 15 percent throughput improvements, and 50 percent reductions in order fulfillment times. CDC Supply Chain optimizes and manages order fulfillment, replenishment, and transportation processes based on customer demand.


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