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.


Galleria Retail Technology Solutions,
Chicago;
www.galleria-rts.com
Year founded: 1989;
Number of employees: 70;
Number of food customers: 9
Solution names: Galleria's Version 7 Customer-Centric Merchandising Solution
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers.
Key problems solved: Food retailers are constantly striving to put the optimal products in the optimal quantity on their shelves to meet consumer demand and maximize sales. Galleria's Version 7 customer-centric merchandising solution solves this problem by generating merchandise plans that allow retailers to get the right product to the right store, in the right capacity at the right time. By doing so, retailers are able to optimize inventory on the selling floor to improve availability and reduce wastage. Also, because no store is the same, the solution combines centralized control and localized influence to ensure that demand is met on a story-by-store basis to eliminate wasted space and excess inventory.


GlobeRanger Corp.,
Richardson, TX,
www.globeranger.com
Year founded: 1999;
Number of employees: 50;
Number of food customers: 5
Solution names: RFID Food and Perishable Track and Trace Visibility Solution
Markets served: Supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Completes real-time monitoring of complete harvest, manufacturing to retail food supply chain processes; controls outbreaks of health and safety breaches to the perishable supply chain.

HighJump Software,
Eden Prairie, MN
www.highjump.com/FoodLogistics
Year founded: 1983;
Number of employees: 250;
Number of food customers: N/A
Solution names: HighJump Supply Chain Advantage
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Intense competition, changing regulations, slim margins, safety and quality of inventory.

HK Systems,
Milwaukee, WI;
www.hksystems.com
Year founded: 1993;
Number of employees: 1,200;
Number of food customers: 100+
Solution names: Automated Material Handling Systems.
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Products and material movement of pallets, cases or eaches; automated storage and retrieval of pallets, cases or eaches; warehouse management and equipment control.

IBM Corp.,
Armonk, NY;
www.ibm.com
Year founded: 1896;
Number of employees: 380,000+;
Number of food customers: N/A
Solution names: Many, including hardware, software and business partners
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Grow revenue, cut costs, create a more sustainable supply chain, enhance corporate social responsibility, grow customer loyalty and drive innovation.

I.D. Systems Inc.;
Hackensack, NJ;
www.id-systems.com
Year founded: 1993;
Number of employees: 108;
Number of food customers: 7
Solution names: Wireless Asset Net wireless control, tracking and management of material handling vehicles and the people who operate them.
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Increased productivity and vehicle utilization; decreased capital and operating costs; improved safety practices and regulatory compliance; reduced damage caused by industrial trucks.

Infor,
Alpharetta, GA;
www.infor.com
Year founded: 2002;
Number of employees: 9,000;
Number of food customers: 1,200
Solution names: Infor PLM Optiva; Infor ERP Adage; Infor ERP LX; Infor SCM Advanced Scheduling; Infor SCM Advanced Planning; Infor SCM Demand Planning; Infor EAM Be
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: S&OP to improve product and customer profitability; inventory optimization to meet SLA with less inventory; lowest total delivered cost optimization; carbon footprint optimization; optimized plant scheduling; minimize total cost of service with promotions; lowest total cost of quality with lot track/trace and actual costing.
*Other solutions/services: Product Lifecycle Management.

INSIGHT Inc.,
Manassas, VA;
www.insight-mss.com
Year founded: 1978;
Number of employees: 30;
Number of food customers: 32
Solution names: Sails 21.
Markets served: Manufacturers; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Supply chain network design; AC audits; SC security; greening of the supply chain; planning and scheduling; site selection; mergers and acquisitions.
*Other solutions/services: Advanced planning and scheduling.

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