SAP Americas, (a unit of SAP, AG), Newtown Square, PA
Web site: www.sap.com
Year founded: 1972
Number of employees: 54,000+
Number of food customers: 400+
Solution name(s): SAP ERP, SAP SCM, SAP CRM, SAP BI, HANA
Worth noting: Our customers distribute more than 71 percent of the world’s food.
Seegrid, Pittsburgh, PA
Web site: www.seegrid.com
Year founded: 2003
Number of employees: 70
Number of food customers: 5
Solution name(s): Selection, End-of-Line, Kitting, PutAway, Long-Hauls
Worth noting: Seegrid is the only company that manufactures robotic industrial trucks. With Seegrid’s vision-guided technology, robots travel without the need for wires, laser targets, tapes or magnets. Robotic Industrial Trucks travel at safe speeds, are simple to use, flexible, reliable, and affordable. Seegrid’s robots can decrease travel time and increase productivity.
Silvon Software, Westmont, IL
Web site: www.silvon.com
Year founded: 1987
Number of employees: 50
Number of food customers: 596
Solution name(s): Stratum
Worth noting: To our knowledge, Stratum is the most complete “packaged” solution available for Food and CPG business intelligence. The Stratum suite’s pre-built analytical views, reports and performance metrics are based on industry-specific business models and readily available to users out-of-the-box.
SPS Commerce, Minneapolis, MN
Web site: www.spscommerce.com
Year founded: 1996
Number of employees: 500
Number of food customers: 6,450
Solution name(s): SPSCommerce.net
Worth noting: SPS Commerce is a leading provider of on-demand supply chain management solutions, providing integration, collaboration, connectivity, visibility and data analytics to thousands of customers worldwide. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a Software-as-a-Service model to improve the way suppliers, retailers, distributors and other customers manage and fulfill orders.
Supply Chain Optimizers, Getzville, NY
Web site: www.supplychainoptimizers.com
Year founded: 1986
Number of employees: 8
Number of food customers: 30
Solution name(s): Supply chain optimization through packaging optimization Manufacturing/distribution network modeling and design general consulting on supply chain issues
Worth noting: We do our work on a gain sharing basis with many customers, so we tell our customers that “if we cannot help you, you will owe us nothing.”
Syntelic Solutions, Germantown, MD
Web site: www.syntelic.com
Year founded: 1996
Number of employees: 13
Number of food customers: 12
Solution name(s): Load Planning, Truckload Optimizer, Voice-Directed Outbound Execution, Transportation Analytics, Transportation Resource Manager, Agile Route Planning
Worth noting: Syntelic offers the most configurable trailer load mapping solution on the market today, in use at some of the leading names in food distribution. Syntelic can also drive the selection process based on load plan sequencing and monitor labor performance in real time.
Technology Group International, Toledo, OH
Web site: www.tgiltd.com
Year founded: 1990
Number of employees: 30
Number of food customers: 400
Solution name(s): Enterprise 21 ERP
Worth noting: TGI’s Enterprise 21 ERP software is developed, sold, implemented, and subsequently supported directly by TGI. The software developers who man the technical support desk have an average tenure of over ten years experience working with the Enterprise 21 application and no developer is placed on the technical support desk until he or she has had a minimum of two years experience working with the Enterprise 21 ERP application.
Teradata, Dayton, OH
Web site: www.teradata.com
Year founded: 1979
Number of employees: 8,000
Number of food customers: 50+
Solution name(s): Teradata Data Warehouse, DCM, SCI, CRM
Worth noting: Teradata is big in Big Data and getting bigger every day. The company acquired Aster Data last year to expand its footprint in the space and ensure that its customers have a solution that is truly scalable to petabyte and beyond.