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.


SageQuest,
Solon, OH;
www.sage-quest.com
Year founded: 2003;
Number of employees: 99;
Number of food customers: NA
Solution names: Mobile Control
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Vehicle tracking, routing and reporting.

SAP America, (a unit of SAP AG),
Newtown Square, PA;
www.sap.com
Year founded: 1972;
Number of employees: 51,400;
Number of food customers: Solution names: ERP 2005; SAP SCM; SAP CRM
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Corporate financials; purchasing; sales order processing; earned income; returns; inventory planning and management; warehousing; transportation.

ServiceCraft Logistics,
Buena Park, CA;
www.servicecraft.com
Year founded: 1958;
Number of employees: 500;
Number of food customers: 30
Solution names: WMS; TMS; Extranet; Wireless
Markets served: Manufacturers; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Total supply chain warehousing and distribution support.
*Other solutions/services: Extranet visibility.

ShipXpress,
Jacksonville Beach, FL;
www.shipxpress.com
Year founded: 2000;
Number of employees: 65;
Number of food customers: NA
Solution names: ShipXTRAX; ShipXRATES
Markets served: Manufacturers
Key problems solved: Rail logistics; shipment tracking; rating; freight estimation; rail car lease auditing; various rail accounting functions.

Silvon Software Inc.,
Westmont, IL;
www.silvon.com
Year founded: 1987;
Number of employees: 45;
Number of food customers: 250
Solution names: Stratum
Markets served: Manufacturers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: The Stratum suite of planning and performance management applications is designed to leverage vast amounts of information and provide enterprise-wide visibility to our customers by addressing the key operational areas of manufacturing and distribution within their organizations. Stratum helps companies better manage their customer relationships through sales reporting, analysis, and planning that leverages POS, third-party, orders, shipment and A/R data. It allows them to see how well their product categories are performing for their retailers, too, through in-depth category analyses.
*Other solutions/services: Demand forecasting and supply chain performance analysis.

SmartTurn Inc.,
Oakland, CA;
www.smartturn.com
Year founded: 2004
Number of employees: 35;
Number of food customers: 10
Solution names: SmartTurn Inventory and Warehouse Management System; SmartTurn Inventory Grid
Markets served: Manufacturers; grocery wholesalers; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Maintains real-time inventory of food, beverages and supplies to prevent stockouts, overstocks, missing or misplaced items or expired ingredients; improves staff productivity and supplier management by eliminating duplicate data entry errors that cause redundancy; streamlines inventory management, storage and preservation across kitchens and pantries.

Software Logistechs Inc.,
Toledo, OH;
www.softlog.us
Year founded: 1998;
Number of employees: 7;
Number of food customers: 10
Solution names: DC Xpress WMS
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Management of perishable inventory; improved inventory accuracy to 99%+; elimination of physical inventories; improved labor/operational efficiencies.

SPS Commerce,
Minneapolis;
www.spscommerce.com
Year founded: 1998;
Number of employees: 270;
Number of food customers: 5,000+
Solution names: SPSCommerce.net
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: More effectively reconcile orders with payments; receive orders and shipments more quickly and accurately; improve the ability to allocate warehouse space and manage inventory; reduce logistics spending; improve supply chain visibility with up-to-date information.
*Other solutions/services: Trading partner intelligence; community development/vendor enablement.

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