Technology Emerges as a Competitive Differentiator

For the eighth year in a row, Food Logistics has identified the top 100 technology and solution providers to the food industry. The FL100 is a listing of software, hardware and IT service providers that focus on the unique technology needs of the food...

InMotion Global, St. Petersburg, FL

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Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 56

Number of food customers: 8

Solution name(s): InMotion Global TMS

Worth noting: “Because our TMS is 100 percent free, we eliminate the high costs involved in purchasing a Transportation Management System, including down time during complex implementations and lost time while training employees on overly complicated, non-intuitive software. IMG is an integrated, one-stop solution providing dispatching, advances & settlements, POD scanning, appointment setting, and tracking & tracing; 24/7 Web portal access and interactive voice response system.”


IntelleflexIntelleflex, Santa Clara, CA

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Year founded: 2003

Number of employees: 34

Number of food customers: 4

Solution name(s): Intelleflex Fresh Produce Solution

Worth noting: “Intelleflex offers the fresh produce industry on-demand visibility for tracking and monitoring the temperature and condition of fresh produce end-to-end—from the field to the store shelf and even at intermediate steps such as in handoff from shipper to warehouse—thus reducing waste, improving product quality, maximizing shelf life and increasing customer satisfaction.”


Intermec, Everett, WA

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Year founded: 1966

Number of employees: 2,000

Number of food customers: 500+

Solution name(s): Mobility and printing solutions for distribution centers and field service applications

Worth noting: “One of the biggest challenges facing today’s grocery and food service distributors and manufacturers is dealing with an ever-increasing number of delivery locations with increasing complexity. Because of this, the need for supreme efficiency is at an all-time high. Companies must look for solutions that offer a reduction in errors while at the same time offering increased staff productivity and a high-rate of customer satisfaction.”


JDA SoftwareJDA Software, Scottsdale, AZ

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Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 3,000

Number of food customers: 700

Solution name(s): Demand Forecasting and Management, Factory Planning & Scheduling, Network Design and Inventory Optimization, Price & Promotion Management, Replenishment & Fulfillment, Sales and Operations Planning, Space & Category Management Supplier Relationship Management, Supply Chain Planning, Transportation & Logistics Management

Worth noting: “Our planning, optimization and execution solutions span the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, leveraging the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies, Manugistics, E3, Intactix, and Arthur.”


LANSA, Downers Grove, IL

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Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 225

Number of food customers: 330

Solution name(s): LANSA Data Sync Direct

Worth noting: “Both retailers and suppliers in the food and beverage sector need a more traceable supply chain in order to respond to consumer safety issues, prompting more companies to adopt GS1 standards. LANSA Data Sync Direct is the product that more major manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the U.S. use to most efficiently implement GS1 standardized product information via the GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network) working with their ERP or MDM/PIM applications.”


LeanLogistics, Inc., Holland, MI

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Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 150

Number of food customers: 30

Solution name(s): OnDemand TMS, LeanSource, LeanDex, LeanFleet

Worth noting: “On-Demand TMS, a true SaaS transportation management system, provides complete daily planning, execution, settlement functions, as well as periodic strategic procurement events. Additionally, companies have access to the LeanLogistics Transportation Network, which provides collaborative opportunities, leading to supplier inbound management, appointment scheduling, business intelligence and reporting capabilities not available in standalone TMS offerings.”


Locus TraxxLocus Traxx, Jupiter, FL

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Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: N/A

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): OverSight continuous monitoring and reporting system, SmartTraxx, SmartTraxx Portable, SmartTag wireless sensors

Worth noting: “In order to expand consumption of their fresh products, our customers need to make sure that the products they ship arrive at their freshest and safest. By offering both permanent and reusable continuous shipment monitoring options, we make it possible for any company to ensure the freshness and safety of any shipment through continuous information from the truck on shipment temperature, security and location. Our Intelligent Alert text and email messages put the right information in the hands of the right people so they can prevent shipment damage. Online access to maps, graphs and reports for every shipment give our customers immediate access to the shipment data they need for rapid dispute resolution or business analysis.”


LogilityLogility, Atlanta, GA

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Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 140

Number of food customers: 172

Solution name(s): Logility Voyager Solutions

Worth noting: “Logility Voyager Solutions enable customers to increase supply chain visibility, reduce inventory; better leverage demand signals from customers and distributors to create more precise demand plans; strengthen S&OP; actively manage product portfolios while building stronger collaboration with partners and suppliers; and optimize inventory, transportation and logistics planning to reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction with higher on-time deliver rates.”


Logistix SolutionsLogistix Solutions, Herndon, VA

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Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 20

Number of food customers: 20

Solution name(s): Logistix Distribution Network Planning, Logistix RS Routing and Scheduling, Logistix TS Truckload Scheduling, Logistix D/VST Driver/Vehicle Scheduling

Worth noting: “Many of our customers in the food and beverage industry have taken advantage of opportunities and experienced significant new growth as well as challenges from recent mergers and acquisitions creating redundant physical assets, excess costs and overly complex/overlapping logistics operations. Logistix Solutions has provided software solutions and consulting services to identify duplicate warehouses, overlapping transit lanes, redundant suppliers and excess inventory and then to optimize these logistics operations contributing to significant cost reduction.”


LTW Intralogistics, Emigsville, PA

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Year founded: 1981

Number of employees: 175

Number of food customers: 190

Solution name(s): AS/RS, Warehouse Automation, Stacker Cranes

Worth noting: “LTW Intralogistics helps companies reduce overhead and product damage, while increasing efficiency and energy savings.”


Lucas Systems, Wexford, PA

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Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 56

Number of food customers: 15

Solution name(s): Jennifer VoicePlus

Worth noting: “With ever-increasing pressure on margins, food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers need to reduce distribution costs, while continually improving product track and trace capabilities throughout the supply chain. Jennifer helps food industry companies improve labor productivity, reduce errors and comply with ever-more stringent tracking requirements without adding to cost.”


LXE (now part of Honeywell), Norcross, GA

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Year founded: 1968

Number of employees: 350

Number of food customers: 500+

Solution name(s): Thor Vehicle Mount Computer, Marathon Field Computer

Worth noting: “LXE manufactures rugged mobile computers for workers in demanding conditions. LXE’s vehicle-mount, handheld, and wearable computers provide reliable, versatile data capture options for some of the world’s largest and most respected food providers. Our pioneering cold-temp portfolio is trusted by many of the world’s largest cold storage logistics companies.”


Made4netMade4net, Hackensack, NJ

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Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): SCExpert, WarehouseExpert, LaborExpert, YardExpert, RoutingExpert

Worth noting: “Made4net’s solutions optimize the various links in the supply chain, including the optimization of resource and labor productivity in the warehouse, handling and managing various product dynamic attributes, QC processes, traceability, better shelf life cycles, all the way to optimization of routes and increasing savings in distribution resources and fuel consumption.”

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