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.


MicroAnalytics Inc.,
Arlington, VA
www.bestroutes.com
Year founded: 1983;
Number of employees: 20;
Number of food customers: 80+
Solution names: TruckStops Vehicle Routing Software; OptiSite Distribution Planning Software
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Routing and scheduling; supply chain management; transportation management; warehouse management.
*Other solutions/services: Distribution planning.

Motorola,
Schaumburg, IL;
www.motorola.com
Year founded: 1928;
Number of employees: 60,000+;
Number of food customers: 1,150+
Solution names: MC70 Series; VC5000 Series; RFID; Wireless Infrastructure; MSP (Mobility Services Platform).
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Demand management; inventory control; load planning; mobile technology; RFID; supply chain management; 3PL; transportation management; warehouse management; wireless technology; yard management.

Next Generation Logistics Inc.,
Inverness, IL
www.nextgeneration.com
Year founded: 1988;
Number of employees: 17;
Number of food customers: 1,300
Solution names: FreightMaster TMS Transportation Management System; FreightMaster AMS Appointment Management System; NEXTrack Internet Collaboration Portal; NEXTStop Bid Exchange Portal
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Efficient transportation procurement; reduction in costs; increase in on-time performance.

O4 Corp.,
Atlanta;
www.O4corporation.com
Year founded: 1998;
Number of employees: 70+;
Number of food customers: 50+
Solution names: O4 Software Solution for Retail Execution
Markets served: Manufacturers; foodservice distributors.
Key problems solved: This is next-generation mobile computing technology that enables: faster, more ergonomic user interfaces; faster and more reliable order processing and reporting speeds; a complete solution that integrates route accounting with merchandising applications; flexibility to tailor the applications to each company's specific business processes and workflows; flexible reporting capabilities; global translations to any currency or language.

Optiant,
Burlington, MA;
www.optiant.com
Year founded: 2000;
Number of employees: 20;
Number of food customers: 5
Solution names: PowerChain Network Design; PowerChain Inventory; PowerChain Planner
Markets served: Manufacturers.
Key problems solved: Inventory management, planning and control; strategic and tactical network design; multi-echelon inventory optimization; maintain stock level and costs at optimal levels; establish inventory policies; pool inventory to minimize risk; supply chain scenario and sensitivity analysis; supply chain modeling and visualization; multi-centric, multi-model measurement, reporting and analysis on executive dashboards.

ORTEC,
Atlanta;
www.us.ortec.com
Year founded: 1981;
Number of employees: 700;
Number of food customers: 20+
Solution names: Logistics Execution Optimizer-LEO; ORTEC Routing; ORTEC Routing; ORTEC Loading; ORTEC Transport and Distribution; ORTEC Service Planning; ORTEC Workforce Scheduling
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers.
Key problems solved: Resource utilization; warehouse labor efficiency; customer service levels; mileage reduction; resource reduction; overall transportation spend.

PakSense,
Boise, ID;
www.paksense.com
Year founded: 2005;
Number of employees: 17;
Number of food customers: 500
Solution names: PakSense Ultra Contact Label; PakSense Ultra T3
Markets served: Manufacturers; supermarket retailers; grocery wholesalers; convenience store distributors; foodservice distributors; third-party logistics providers. Key problems solved: Farm-to-fork traceability; integrated temperature monitoring; COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) capabilities in a single solution.
*Other solutions/services: Trace forward/trace back.

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