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.


Westfalia Technologies Inc.,
York, PA;
www.westfaliausa.com or www.savanna.com
Year founded: 1992;
Number of employees: 90;
Number of food customers: 60+
Solution names: Savanna.NET Warehouse Management System
Markets served: Manufacturers; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Savanna.NET warehouse management system helps develop an efficient warehousing system, which in turn increases profitability, reduces inventory costs and distributes products to clients faster. With its flexible modular structure, the WMS can be configured on individual logistics requirements, integrated into new or existing structures and is ideal for both conventional and automated facilities.
*Other solutions/services: Automated equipment integration.

Witron Integrated Logistics Corp.,
Arlington Heights, IL;
www.witron.com
Year founded: 1971;
Number of employees: 1,200;
Number of food customers: 30
Solution names: OPM-Order Picking Machinery; DPS-Dynamic Picking System; OPS-Order Picking System; MPS-Module Picking System; CPS-Car Picking System; E-DPS-Ergonomic Dynamic Picking System
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: Automated picking efficiencies; labor reduction; inventory reduction; material flow synchronization.

XATA Corp.,
Minneapolis;
www.xata.com
Year founded: 1985;
Number of employees: 167;
Number of food customers: 105+
Solution names: XATANet; MobileMax
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Cost issues: fleet MPG; driving styles; idling time control; driver performance; delay tracking; operational efficiency. Regulatory compliance issues: fuel tax; paperless driver logs; safety and inspections; "black box" functions. Customer service issues: managing delivery windows; real-time truck location; instant notifications of time deviations.

Zebra Technologies,
Vernon Hills, IL;
www.zebra.com
Year founded: 1969;
Number of employees: 2,400;
Number of food customers: NA
Solution names: Zebra Technologies is a leading global provider of rugged and reliable specialty printing solutions, including on-demand thermal bar code label and receipt printers and supplies, plastic card printers, RFID smart label printer/encoders, certified smart media, and digital photo printers
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Inventory control; mobile technology; RFID; routing and scheduling; security; supply chain management; transportation management; warehouse management; wireless technology; yard management.

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