Tackle Business Challenges With Technology Solutions

This year's list of the FL100 offer tools to help companies gain a competitive advantage while reducing costs and increasing productivity.


RedPrairie Corp.,
Waukesha, WI;
www.redprairie.com
Year founded: 1975;
Number of employees: 1,300;
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; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: The RedPrairie suite of solutions seamlessly orchestrates all supply chain execution functions in real time--giving organizations an end-to-end view of raw materials, warehoused goods, moving inventory and merchandise on store shelves. These capabilities enable firms to reallocate inventory on the fly, to meet changing customer needs without unnecessary disruption, to better manage transportation costs and to ensure product freshness and safety. The results are reduced inventory levels at each stage, improved on-shelf and just-in-time performance, and improved top line growth and profitability.

Retalix USA,
Plano, TX,
www.retalix.com
Year founded: 1982;
Number of employees: 1,500+;
Number of food customers: 1,000+
Solution names: Power Suite of Products--Enterprise, Demand Planning, WMS, Delivery, Sell, Net, Analyzer; Transportation--Traffic Management, Dock Scheduling, Yard Management; SMC Suite of Products--Biceps, Triceps, Abs, Prompt; Store Suite of Products--Loyalty, Fuel, POS, Kiosk, Front Office, Store Replenishment
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Retalix solves problems related to enterprise data, inventory investment, freight costs, labor productivity, order entry, analyzing supply chain data and managing store operations.
*Other solutions/services: PDA delivery; business intelligence.

Revionics Inc.,
Granite Bay, CA;
www.revionics.com
Year founded: 2002;
Number of employees: 70;
Number of food customers: 110
Solution names: Revionics Advanced Pricing System (RAPS)
Markets served: Supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: We help our customers maximize revenue, margin and productivity by leveraging demand intelligence and advance pricing science.
*Other solutions/services: Price, promotion and markdown optimization.

Robocom Systems,
Farmingdale, NY;
www.robocom.com
Year founded: 1982;
Number of employees: 50;
Number of food customers: 20
Solution names: ROC WMS; RIMS WMS; R-Labor, Labor Management System; R-Voice, Voice Picking System; Star TMS; R-Webstore
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Lot traceability; Country of Origin Label (COOL) compliance; attainment of high levels of inventory accuracy; integration of warehouse, transportation, labor and voice applications designed to improve performance.

Royal 4 Systems Inc.,
Long Beach, CA;
www.royal4.com
Year founded: 1984;
Number of employees: 42;
Number of food customers: 40
Solution names: Royal 4 ERP System; W.I.S.E. WMS System
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Royal 4 Systems is a leader in providing both WMS and ERP technologies that an be used separately or combined to create a powerful supply chain solution for the food and beverage industry.

Ryder,
Miami;
www.ryder.com
Year founded: 1933;
Number of employees: 28,800;
Number of food customers: NA
Solution names: Supply Chain Solutions; Transportation Solutions; Warehousing and Value-Added Solutions; Dedicated Contract Carriage; Fleet Management Solutions
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Inventory control; load planning; mobile technology; RFID; reverse logistics; routing and scheduling; supply chain management; 3PL; transportation management; warehouse management; wireless technology; yard management.

SAF USA Inc.,
Grapevine, TX;
www.saf-usa.com
Year founded: 1996;
Number of employees: 150+;
Number of food customers: 20
Solution names: SAF SuperStore; SAF SuperWarehouse; SAP SuperForecast
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors.
Key problems solved: SAF USA helps retailers and manufacturers overcome competition in the retail market by delivering automated demand forecasting and computer generated ordering (CGO) software solutions. By using SAF's software to automatically determine inventory positions, demand forecasts and optimal orders, users can ensure that the right products are always available in the required quantity. Doing so results in reduced inventory and out-of-stocks as well as increased revenue and customer satisfaction.

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