The 2012 FL100

Software and technology providers whose products and services are crucial to the global food supply chain.


Number of employees: 93

Number of food customers: 11

Solution name(s): Demand Sensing, Multi-Enterprise Demand Sensing, Multi-Enterprise Inventory Optimization, Transportation Forecasting

Worth noting: Terra Technology’s solutions use better mathematics to sense demand, optimize inventory and predict transportation and warehousing requirements for some of the world’s best known companies. Terra invented demand sensing in 2002 and was the first company to systematically use retailer data to improve supply chain efficiency, enhance service, cut inventory and reduce waste.

 

TGW Systems, Spring Lake, MI

Web site: www.tgw-group.com

Year founded: 1964

Number of employees: 1,500

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): WCS and WMS Software, Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) Solutions

Worth noting: TGW’s full solution offering includes AS/RS, conveyor and sortation solutions, so we can tailor a solution to fit a customer’s unique needs.

 

Thermo King, Bloomington, MN

Web site: www.thermoking.com

Year founded: 1938

Number of employees: 2,500

Number of food customers: 1,000+

Solution name(s): TracKing, CargoLink wireless door sensors, Precedent

Worth noting: Thermo King is the first transport refrigeration manufacturer to receive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for 2013 model year engines greater than 25 horsepower and has done so without the use of a diesel particulate filter.

 

TMW Systems, Beachwood, OH

Web site: www.tmwsystems.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 500+

Number of food customers: 300

Solution name(s): TMW Appian, TMW Asset Maintenance Solutions, TMW Suite

Worth noting: TMW Systems is the only Transportation Management Solution (TMS) that can optimize freight to meet North American inbound and distribution needs for companies that have assets and/or use third-party carriers.

 

ToolsGroup, Boston, MA

Web site: www.toolsgroup.com

Year founded: 1993

Number of employees: 80

Number of food customers: 50

Solution name(s): SO99+, SO99AX, DCH

Worth noting: ToolsGroup helps companies achieve highly accurate forecasts, outstanding customer service levels and less global inventory via a technology we call “Powerfully Simple” supply chain planning. We offer software that analyzes demand history across multiple dimensions to achieve the most reliable forecast and inventory targets for mastering demand volatility and delivering service level excellence.

 

TopVOX, Barrington, IL

Web site: www.top-vox.com

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees: 80

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): topSpeechLydia voice recognition solutions

Worth noting: The combination of the speaker independent solution of topSpeechLydia and its natural voice output makes the system very ergonomic for the users. Very little training is required, so operators can be up and running with the system in a matter of minutes, including all of the benefits of a hands-free, eyes-free solution that results in fast ROI.

 

Trade Extensions, Uppsala, Sweden

Web site: www.tradeextensions.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 22

Number of food customers: 12

Solution name(s): Trade Extensions Sourcing

Worth noting: Trade Extensions is the most flexible sourcing application available, while also offering world class optimization technology. Trade Extensions allows its customers to source anything they want, however they want to source it. Trade Extensions also has extensive knowledge, experience, and partnerships in the logistics category.

 

TradeInsight, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Web site: www.tradeinsight.com

Year founded: 1983

Number of employees: 51

Number of food customers: 70

Solution name(s): TradeInsight Professional

Worth noting: At TradeInsight, our sole focus is on the CPG industry. TradeInsight is one of the few Trade Promotion Management software providers to empower manufacturers with the ability to look at sales and spend at both the retailer level and the distributor level. As a Software-as-a-Service solution, TradeInsight can release new features and functions regularly based upon the input and needs of our clients.

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