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.


TranSystems,
Kansas City, MO;
www.transystems.com
Year founded: 1966;
Number of employees: 1,400;
Number of food customers: 75
Solution names: Network Design and Optimization; Strategic Global Consulting; Carbon Footprint Analysis; Transportation and Real Estate Analysis; LEED and Environmental Services; Architecture/Engineering; Simulation Modeling; Construction Management; Material Handling and Facility Design; Demand Planning and Forecasting; Supply Chain Technology and Security; Systems Integration and Implementation
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Improved process flows; designed effective plant operations; reduced labor costs; implemented and integrated supply chain technologies and systems.

UPS Logistics Technologies,
Baltimore;
www.upslogisticstech.com
Year founded: 1983;
Number of employees: 150;
Number of food customers: 675
Solution names: Roadnet Transportation Suite which includes: Territory Planner, Roadnet and MobileCast. Roadnet Anywhere for smaller fleets that want planning and tracking technology.
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Driver accountability for hours, miles driven, unplanned stops and other route exceptions; reduce miles driven, overtime and vehicle wear and tear; accurate real-time vehicle location; vehicle utilization.

Virtual Dispatch USA Inc.,
Grand Haven, MI;
www.virtualdispatch.com
Year founded: 1996;
Number of employees: 10;
Number of food customers: 20+
Solution names: Excelerate.
Markets served: Manufacturers; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Carrier management; fuel surcharge; advanced communication; supply chain visibility; load planning; EDI; ACE compliance.

Voxware Inc.,
Hamilton, NJ;
www.voxware.com
Year founded: 1996;
Number of employees: 90;
Number of food customers: 25
Solution names: VoiceLogistics; Voxware 3
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Increase warehouse workforce productivity; decrease order picking errors; improve warehouse workforce safety; maximize IT investments; optimize current material handling processes; obtain the best ROI possible for any warehouse automation project.
*Other solutions/services: Voice-based warehouse distribution.

Weber Distribution,
Santa Fe Springs, CA;
www.weberdistribution.com
Year founded: 1924;
Number of employees: 540;
Number of food customers: 96
Solution names: LINKS by Synapse Warehouse Management System; Translinks Transportation Management System
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: High velocity distribution; seasonal peaks; VAS; integrated warehouse and transportation.
*Other solutions/services: Retail compliance; refrigerated warehouse and transportation.

Werner Enterprises Inc.,
Omaha;
www.werner.com
Year founded: 1956;
Number of employees: 13,000;
Number of food customers: 150+
Solution names: Smart (Shipment Management and Resource Tracking) System
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Collaborate efforts between multiple shippers which continues to reduce costs in the industry between Warner and its customers.
*Other solutions/services: Optimization/continuous moves.

West Monroe Partners,
Chicago;
www.westmonroepartners.com
Year founded: 2002;
Number of employees: 250;
Number of food customers: 10
Solution names: Engineered Labor Standards (Services); FLEXdls (Labor Management System)
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: We help develop programs that enable distribution centers and retailers to achieve and maintain their peak efficiency. Specifically, our programs will evaluate and measure labor activities and create standards that will help our clients to plan, track and improve daily operations. We also help our clients deploy the standards through comprehensive training and incentive programs that ensure success.
*Other solutions/services: Labor management.

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