The 2012 FL100

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

Number of food customers: 5

Solution name(s): Customer Portal, Cardinal Activity Tracker (Handheld Solution), Hosted TMW Suite and Appian Direct Route, Service Request Manager, WMS and OMS, Cardinal Service Request, Data Management

Worth noting: Cardinal designs its integrated solutions to meet the varying needs of its operations and customers, and because of internal success, offers the software throughout the industry as Cardinal Hosted Logistics. These solutions are available in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment and can be fully branded using your company’s logos and themes.


CaseStack, Santa Monica, CA

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Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 225

Number of food customers: 2,500

Solution name(s): CaseStack offers transportation management and warehousing services along with a Retailer Consolidation Program

Worth noting: CaseStack’s service, Delivered Green Program, participates in EPA’s SmartWay as a transportation partner and aims to eliminate supply chain waste. In addition,our Web-based technology platform provides full transparency our clients.


Cass Information Systems, Bridgeton, MO

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Year founded: 1906

Number of employees: 1,000

Number of food customers: 26

Solution name(s): Freight audit, payment and business intelligence services

Worth noting: Cass Information Systems is the leading provider of freight audit, payment, and business intelligence services. By understanding our customers’ critical transportation and accounting processes, we provide customized business intelligence solutions that help create a competitive advantage through reduced costs, increased efficiency, and better decision making capability. Cass’ experience with Fortune 500 companies includes many of the major food companies as well as retail chains.


CDR, Covington, LA

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Year founded: 1982

Number of employees: 15

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): DAC

Worth noting: CDR’s solutions provide flexibility for companies of all sizes to automate their business processes and increase profitability. Their fully integrated software management system, DAC, provides flexible, real time control of warehouse operations, enabling distributors to minimize inventory losses.


CombineNet, Pittsburgh, PA

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Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 65

Number of food customers: 16

Solution name(s): CombineNet ASAP (Advanced Sourcing Application Platform)

Worth noting: CombineNet offers an industry-leading advanced sourcing solution, CombineNet ASAP, a SaaS-based offering for Global 2000 companies. Buyers set up how they want to analyze the supplier information, using business rules and risk factors they wish to apply, and then click a button to “optimize” the scenario—within seconds, CombineNet returns the optimal answer on which supplier or suppliers should be awarded the business and how.


Cooltrax, Nashua, NH

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Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 20

Number of food customers: 50

Solution name(s): Fresh inTransit, Fresh inStore, Fresh inSide

Worth noting: Fresh inTransit tracks the location of refrigerated trailers and reefers, monitors all performance aspects of the units, and provides independent reefer temp monitoring using combined telemetry and wireless technologies in real time. Temperature and other performance violations are reported immediately via SMS and/or email.


Coyote, Chicago, IL

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Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 1,100

Number of food customers: 2,000

Solution name(s): Collaborative Transportation Management (CTM)

Worth noting: Coyote excels at identifying the most efficient shipping options that many companies struggle to find on their own. Coyote collaborates with shippers to find creative solutions that provide the flexibility and also provide ongoing analysis and optimization of end-to-end supply chain operations. In 2012, Coyote is on pace to eliminate 5.5 million empty miles, prevent 9,000 tons of CO2 exhaust, and contribute significant revenues back to our customers.

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