The 2012 FL100

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


 

Billfire, Scottsdale, AZ

Web site: www.billfire.com

Year founded: 2001

Number of employees: 20

Number of food customers: 115

Solution name(s): Account Center, R2, Statement Processing & Distribution

Worth noting: Billfire clients gain a more comprehensive view of their customers, their payment trends and credit risk. Billfire takes pride in creating easy-to-use receivables management tools that can serve a wide variety of industries, simplify day-to-day operations, turn mountains of data into usable information, and deliver quantifiable value.

 

Blue Link Associates, Concord, Ontario, Canada

Web site: www.bluelinkerp.com

Year founded: 1992

Number of employees: 13

Number of food customers: 30

Solution name(s): Blue Link Elite

Worth noting: Blue Link’s lot tracking, or batch tracking software, allows for product traceability to keep track of which customers received specific groups (or shipments) of items, when they were received and the supplier and date the items were purchased. The software also enables customers to perform lot costing—tracking actual costs instead of FIFO or average.

 

Blue Sky Technologies, Waxhaw, NC

Web site: www.blueskytech.com

Year founded: 2003

Number of employees: 5

Number of food customers: 19

Solution name(s): Insight, Data Vault, Broadcast Display, Insight Scorecard, JanusAMS

Worth noting: Blue Sky Technologies is a small and flexible company, meaning that we do not subscribe to a “one size fits all” solution. We understand that all organizations are different, and therefore all need to meet specific goals.

 

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, MN

Web site: www.chrobinson.com

Year founded: 1905

Number of employees: 8,743

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Managed TMS, Navisphere

Worth noting: C.H. Robinson’s Navisphere technology platform gives you end-to-end shipment visibility and connects you with all your customers and service providers so you can manage spend, manage risk and improve efficiency. Navisphere quickly integrates with other ERP systems and is customized to fit your specific needs.

 

Cadec Global, Manchester, NH

Web site: www.cadec.com

Year founded: 1976

Number of employees: 55

Number of food customers: 65

Solution name(s): PowerVue

Worth noting: Cadec’s PowerVue is a modern and flexible SaaS solution that is simple to implement and has a unique configurable workflow so fleets can tailor their solutions in weeks rather than months. It is also architected for easy integration with routing, supply chain and ERP applications. Cadec allows fleets to extend their supply chain to truck cabs and even out to the delivery dock for improved efficiencies.

 

CAMS Software, New Westminster, B.C., Canada

Web site: www.camspro.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 15

Number of food customers: 17

Solution name(s): CAMS Professional, Prospero, Prospero Routing, Backhaul Optimizer, Salvage Optimizer, Tour Builder, Mileage Master

Worth noting: CAMS Prospero includes several optimization engines that recommend optimal solutions to the operator. These solutions are so simple to generate that suddenly multiple, fleet-wide optimizations are committed—affecting potentially dozens of routes instantly. Manual assignment work that previously took hours can now be done in seconds.

 

CAPS, Livonia, MI

Web site: www.usecaps.com

Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 230

Solution name(s): Pay-Per-Use Trip IBC Rental, Pay-Per-Day Term IBC Rental, IBC Cleaning & Repair, CAPS- TRAC Suite - Reusable asset tracking

Worth noting: CAPS’ proprietary tracking solution, CAPS-TRAC, provides near real time tracking of assets throughout the supply chain from any Internet accessible computer while minimizing asset loss and damage, with ability to track and bill for damages. It is also offered via SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and allows tracking implementation without requiring costly, extensive development.

Cardinal Hosted Logistics, Concord, NC

Web site: www.cardinalhostedlogistics.com

Year founded: 1980

Number of employees: 1,700

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