The 2012 FL100

AFS Technologies, Phoenix, AZ

Web site: www.afsi.com

Year founded: 1985

Number of employees: 350

Number of food customers: 1,400

Solution name(s): AFS ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Priya WMS (Warehouse Management Systems), AFS OMS (Order Management Solutions), AFS EDI Data Exchange, AFS Discovery and AFS Profile

Worth noting: The newest generation of AFS products is built on technology that takes advantage of all recent advances in software tools, networking and communications to bring disparate facilities and entities together.

 

Airclic, Trevose, PA

Web site: www.airclic.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 75

Number of food customers: 8

Solution name(s): Food Perform

Worth noting: Airclic is a proven leader in enterprise mobility, supporting more than $165 billion in transactions yearly. Its cloud-based software transforms the accuracy, efficiency, and competitiveness of mobile supply chain and logistics operations around the world. Airclic’s cloud-based products are easy to deploy and work with any mobile device and any carrier.

 

Aldata, Palo Alto, CA

Web site: www.aldata.com

Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 500

Number of food customers: 300

Solution name(s): Retailer Solutions Business Intelligence & Insights Category Management, Range & Space Planning Direct Store Delivery Forecasting & Replenishment Loyalty & Digital Marketing Master Data Management Safety & Traceability Shelf & Retail Store Planning Store Operations Supplier Management & Buying Supply Chain Management Warehousing Manufacturer Solutions Category Management Category Assessment Assortment Management Shelf Planning & Planogram Automation Shelf & Retail Execution Trade & Promotion Management

Worth noting: Aldata is a global leader in retail and distribution optimization. Our software and service solutions help retailers, distributors and manufacturers dramatically improve their business performance. We optimize categories, space, supply, logistics, and consumer engagement to increase our customers’ revenue and margins, reduce time, cost and waste, and enhance on-shelf availability, service, and retention.

 

Arkieva, Wilmington, DE

Web site: www.arkieva.com

Year founded: 1993

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 9

Solution name(s): Akieva Demand Planner, Arkieva Inventory Planner, Arkieva Replenishment Planner, Arkieva Supply Planner, Arkeiva Finite Scheduler, Arkieva S&OP Manager

Worth noting: The vast majority of our customers are SAP users who have opted out of using the supply chain planning solution included in SAP. The reasons we are told include: faster implementing, easier to use, and less expensive all the way around. Our product is perfect for food process manufacturers as we cut our teeth in process manufacturing.

 

Avercast, Rexburg, ID

Web site: www.avercast.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Avercast Business Forecast, Avercast Supply Planning, Avercast Sales and Operations Planning, Avercast Retail Analysis

Worth noting: Avercast is the innovative leader in inventory forecasting, demand planning, and sales & operations planning software. Avercast offers cost effective Supply Chain Planning Solutions that deliver timely bottom-line results.

 

ArrowStream, Chicago, IL

Web site: www.arrowstream.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 72

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Crossbow, OnDemand, ArrowScan

Worth noting: ArrowStream is a unique technology provider. Our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform allows a supply chain to connect the entire supply chain, from the manufacturer to the actual store in one system—true end-to-end visibility.

 

BFC Associates, Batavia, IL

Web site: www.bfcsoftware.com

Year founded: 1986

Number of employees: 15

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): Dakota System, TruckBuilder, TRAX-Perfect Order Delivery System

Worth noting: Our entire WMS was designed specifically for foodservice distributors by foodservice experts. It is also a stand-alone system that will interface to any ERP.

 

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

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

Web site: www.casestack.com

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

Web site: www.cassinfo.com

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

Web site: www.cdrsoftware.com

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

Web site: www.combinenet.com

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

Web site: www.cooltrax.com

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

Web site: www.coyote.com

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.

 

CSi Industries, Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands

Web site: www.csiportal.com

Year founded: 1964

Number of employees: 460

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): Material handling solutions with focus on palletizing

Worth noting: CSi Industries supplies the whole range of end-of-line high quality solutions along with a unique price/performance ratio.

 

Dade Service, Daytona Beach, FL

Web site: www.dadeservice.com

Year founded: 1954

Number of employees: 20

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): DASERCO Brand Ripening Controls

Worth noting: Our solutions are designed to interface with our Ripening Room and Cold Storage Construction Projects. They offer customized touch screen control to all set-points available in the project. Our supervisory system allows these set-points to be changed at all times via remote access to facility, even from one’s own computer. This ensures the right personnel have access at all times to the facilities’ cold chains settings and readings.

 

Daifuku Webb, Farmington Hills, MI

Web site: www.daifukuwebb.com

Year founded: 1919

Number of employees: 900

Number of food customers: 300

Solution name(s): Automated Storage & Retrieval System, Automatic Guided Vehicles, DUOSYS, SmartCart, SmartLoader, conveyors, sorting systems, picking systems and warehouse software

Worth noting: We are the largest material handling company in the world and provide a number of products for the food and beverage industry. Our most recent product, DUOSYS, is a super-fast mini load AS/RS that acts as a highly efficient sortation system. It allows multiple cranes to pass each other, increasing throughput up to 2,200 cases per hour.

 

Dairy.com, Frisco, TX

Web site: www.dairy.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 54

Number of food customers: 200

Solution name(s): Milk Solutions, Commodities Trading Exchange, and Transportation Market

Worth noting: Dairy.com is the premier Software-as-a-Service technology provider to the dairy industry. In lieu of customers purchasing expensive servers, Dairy.com offers hosted supply chain solutions to the nation’s dairy industry and their supply chain management, and transportation management solutions are available anywhere you can access the Internet.

 

Datex, Clearwater, FL

Web site: www.datexcorp.com

Year founded: 1978

Number of employees: 85

Number of food customers: 50

Solution name(s): Datex FootPrint WMS

Worth noting: Datex FootPrint WMS is a highly flexible, scalable solution that enables companies to configure business processes without relying on costly changes to static hard coding. Datex FootPrint WMS provides full track and trace by lot, vendor code, UPC, SKU or ingredient. Quarterly upgrades are included free with support and maintenance agreements to ensure that our clients always have state-of-the-art technology to power operations and remain competitive.

 

Demand Solutions, St. Louis, MO

Web site: www.demandsolutions.com

Year founded: 1985

Number of employees: 100

Number of food customers: 33

Solution name(s): Forecast Management, Requirements Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Retail Planning, Advanced Planning & Scheduling, Collaboration

Worth noting: Demand Solutions provides software to companies worldwide for the full spectrum of supply chain management, inventory planning, sales & operations planning (S&OP), demand planning and forecasting, collaboration, inventory optimization and replenishment, advanced planning & scheduling and retail planning. Our products are affordable, easy to implement, easy to use and deliver fast ROI.

 

DEMATIC, Grand Rapids, MI

Web site: www.dematic.us

Year founded: 1939

Number of employees: 4,000

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): Receiving to Shipping Solutions

Worth noting: Dematic offers a holistic engineering approach, which drives the development of non-biased, data driven logistics solutions that optimize the user’s supply chain. System configurations may be manually operated, mechanized or automated. Dematic is dedicated to improving logistics results.

 

Descartes Systems Group, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Web site: www.descartes.com

Year founded: 1981

Number of employees: 600+

Number of food customers: 200

Solution name(s): Descartes Routing, Mobile and Telematics, Descartes Transportation Management, Descartes Customs & Regulatory Compliance, Global Logistics Network Services

Worth noting: Descartes’ solutions are highly flexible enabling food and beverage companies to develop optimal planning scenarios that best fit their unique inbound and outbound distribution, fleet and contract carrier requirements. Descartes specializes in providing innovative, supply chain management solutions to help the food industry reduce costs, boost productivity, improve asset utilization, increase margins, ensure product integrity, communicate in real time, GPS-tracking, enhance customer service and greater PO-to-store visibility.

 

England Logistics, Salt Lake City, UT

Web site: www.englandlogistics.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 315

Number of food customers: 75

Solution name(s): Customizable SaaS offerings through its Supply Chain Management team

Worth noting: Clients look to England Logistics to receive better customization, service, and product without the large monetary commitment common with purchasing, managing, and upgrading their own systems. It is one of the few companies who own a programming entity and can tailor solutions to each individual client.

 

ExtenData, Englewood, CO

Web site: www.extendata.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 25

Number of food customers: 23

Solution name(s): Mobile Conductor, DSD (Direct Store Delivery), POD (Proof Of Delivery), Bulk milk, Bulk delivery, Tire Recycling, Sales & Merchandising, Feed & Livestock, Field Service

Worth noting: Mobile Conductor is a highly configurable solution and is tailored to each customer. It is scalable to serve companies with 5 vehicles and up to large organizations with 1,000+. The solution is deployed on-premise or in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. It serves a wide range of industries such as specialty foods, broadline distributors, food service, tire recycling and bulk fluid pickup and distribution.

 

FoodLink Online, Los Gatos, CA

Web site: www.foodlink.net

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 45

Number of food customers: 2,000

Solution name(s): FoodLink for Buyers, FoodLink for Suppliers, FoodLink for Carriers, FoodLink Deal Manager, FoodLink DirectConnect, FoodLink Open EDI

Worth noting: FoodLink is the perishables purchasing platform used by the majority of top fresh food wholesalers, and has added more retail buyers in the past year than all other fresh purchasing solutions combined.

 

Fortna, Reading, PA

Web site: www.fortna.com

Year founded: 1950

Number of employees: 250

Number of food customers: 19

Solution name(s): Professional Consulting and Design Services

Worth noting: Fortna created an inclusive model to tackle real problems and achieve the best results with a deep proficiency in supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, organizational excellence, materials handling and supply chain systems.

 

FreightCenter.com, Trinity, FL

Web site: www.freightcenter.com

Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 119

Number of food customers: 30

Solution name(s): Truckload Logistics Division, FreightCenter TMS

Worth noting: FreightCenter.com’s primary focus is using Web-based tools to help both businesses and individuals with their freight shipping needs. We have a combination of price, quality, reputation, and creative and flexible contract terms.

 

FuelQuest, Houston, TX

Web site: www.fuelquest.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 200

Number of food customers: 7

Solution name(s): FuelQuest Fuel Center

Worth noting: FuelQuest does not own fuel assets or trucks for distribution, which allows FuelQuest and Fuel Center to act solely in the best interest of the customer. FuelQuest also provides an on-demand value management dashboard to track the savings for each Fuel Center customer.

 

GreenRoad, Redwood City, CA

Web site: www.greenroad.com

Year founded: 2004

Number of employees: 90

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): GreenRoad

Worth noting: GreenRoad is the leader in driver performance and safety management for fleets. GreenRoad Central, the hub of real time driver performance data, is available via mobile app for both iOS and Android. This delivers the power of GreenRoad into the hands of fleet operators and drivers, wherever they might be.

 

HAVI Global Solutions, Downers Grove, IL

Web site: www.havigs.com

Year founded: 1975

Number of employees: 500

Number of food customers: 20

Solution name(s): Supply Chain Management, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Network Optimization, Supply Chain Analytics, Promotions Analytics, Promotions Management, Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions

Worth noting: We manage the supply chain for one of the largest restaurant chains in the world, gathering POS data from the stores, integrating it with shipments and inventory at all points in their supply chain and developing store-level forecasts, ultimately getting all parties aligned against one view of demand.

 

HighJump Software, Minneapolis, MN

Web site: www.highjump.com

Year founded: 1983

Number of employees: 300

Number of food customers: 800

Solution name(s): HighJump Supply Chain Advantage, HighJump Direct Store Delivery Suite

Worth noting: HighJump supports the requirements of the food and beverage industry with advanced inventory management capabilities and real time visibility to critical information from the supplier to the store shelf, and all locations in between. And, we do it with an integrated suite of supply chain software solutions for food and beverage companies, ranging from manufacturing execution system to warehouse management, transportation management and direct store delivery.

 

InfinityQS International, Chantilly, VA

Web site: www.infinityqs.com

Year founded: 1989

Number of employees: 75

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): ProFicient

Worth noting: ProFicient 5 expands data collection and analysis to any Web browser, giving executives and managers instant visibility into their manufacturing and supply chain operations via computer, smartphone or tablet. Mobile capabilities extend quality programs beyond the four walls of a single plant or enterprise to ensure a complete view of manufacturing operations at all levels.

 

Infor, New York, NY

Web site: www.infor.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 12,400

Number of food customers: 1,500

Solution name(s): Infor Food & Beverage Suite, PLM/Infor Optiva, Infor Supply Chain Management, Infor Enterprise Asset Management, Infor Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Infor Distribution Infor Human Capital Management, Infor Financial Management

Worth noting: Infor ION technology represents a new business software concept that replaces traditional middleware solutions with a speedy, lightweight connective structure. ION integrates Infor and non-Infor applications on multiple platforms, enabling food and beverage businesses to unify new and existing systems to operate as a single end-to-end solution. With visibility into all processes, including warehouse inventory, orders and maintenance records, ION provides a complete picture of the supply chain from development to delivery for greater control and better business decisions based on an enterprise-wide perspective.

 

Inmar, Winston-Salem, NC

Web site: www.inmar.com

Year founded: 1980

Number of employees: 4,300

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Supply Chain, Consumer Marketing, Business Intelligence, Financial Settlement, Risk Management

Worth noting: Inmar can determine damage that occurred at the manufacturing plant, at what point packaging broke down, transportation’s impact on damages, and how buying and selling impact returns by using the data collected at all points in the supply chain. Our field force can apply this same technology to recalls to show traceability of products and give accurate and timely reporting as product is pulled from retail shelves. With our proprietary software, we can take data collected and “nest” it so it is all connected from each touch point.

 

InMotion Global, St. Petersburg, FL

Web site: www.inmotionglobal.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 65

Number of food customers: 15

Solution name(s): InMotion Global TMS

Worth noting: With InMotion Global TMS users interact with the system in the same way they interact with other systems so it feels very familiar and can be learned in just a short time. We offer a “sandbox” version of the software so that new users can “play” with the system—building loads, adding customers and carriers—so that they get the feel of the system and can see how easy it is to use.

 

INSIGHT, Manassas, VA

Web site: www.insightoutsmart.com

Year founded: 1978

Number of employees: 30

Number of food customers: 30

Solution name(s): INSIGHT Enterprise Optimizer (IEO), INSIGHT Supply Chain Optimizer (ISCO), INSIGHT Transportation Optimizer (ITO), and INSIGHT Bid Optimizer (IBO)

Worth noting: Fifteen of the 25 largest food and beverage companies use INSIGHT’s solutions within their supply chains.

 

Instructional Technologies, Vancouver, WA

Web site: www.instructiontech.net

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees: 21

Number of food customers: 43

Solution name(s): Pro-TREAD, Private Fleet Management Online

Worth noting: Our clients’ CSA scores are half the industry average. We looked at the industry averages for each CSA BASIC, then at the same information in our own client base. Our entire client base scored 24 points lower on average. Clients who take only four or more lessons per user, per year—that’s 25 minutes of online or in-cab driver training every three months—the fleet scored 30 points lower for each BASIC. When we looked at fleets taking 6+ lessons per driver per year, they scored 34 points better on average.

 

Intelleflex, Santa Clara, CA

Web site: www.intelleflex.com

Year founded: 2003

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 20-30

Solution name(s): Intelleflex XC3 Technology Readers and Tags, with ZEST Data Services for the Food Cold Chain

Worth noting: Intelleflex’s differentiation from competitive approaches to food safety lies primarily in its ZEST Data Services. Intelleflex works with partner firms to provide comprehensive solutions for condition monitoring from any location, real time transmission of data, data analysis, and implementation of solutions for minimizing shrink. Intelleflex’s ZEST Data Services, a secure, multi-tenant cloud-based data collection platform, allows permission-based sharing of information by all partners in the food cold chain.

 

Intelligrated, Mason, OH

Web site: www.intelligrated.com

Year founded: 2001

Number of employees: 2,100

Number of food customers: 108

Solution name(s): System Integration, Conveyor Systems, Sortation Systems, Alvey Robotics, Conventional Alvey Palletizers, Real Time Solutions Order Fulfillment Systems, Software & Controls

Worth noting: Intelligrated designs integrated material handling systems tailored to the specific needs of each customer. With a one-stop solution, our customers also benefit from seamless integration of best-of-breed equipment with controls and software interface design. Each system is backed by 24/7 technical support and Web-based Customer Service Dashboard tool that provides quick access to real time system incident notifications and system documentation, enabling fast troubleshooting and support incident resolution.

 

Interlink Technologies, Perrysburg, OH

Web site: www.thinkinterlink.com

Year founded: 1986

Number of employees: N/A

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): WHSe-LINK (Warehouse Link)

Worth noting: Interlink goes beyond customer service by working in partnership with customers to ensure a successful project and that the software performs above expectations.

 

Intermec, Everett, WA

Web site: www.intermec.com

Year founded: 1966

Number of employees: 2,000

Number of food customers: 500

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

Worth noting: Intermec is a workflow performance company that designs the leading data capture and information management solutions at the interface between mobile workers, assets, and customers around the globe. Intermec customers benefit from the industry’s most proven and diverse portfolio of rugged mobile solutions, which are developed with the sole purpose to improve business processes and drive maximum ROI. This provides customers with a long-term solution to meet future demands.

 

John Galt Solutions, Chicago, IL

Web site: www.johngalt.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 450

Solution name(s): Forecast Xpert Toolkit Atlas Planning Suite

Worth noting: Our event management capabilities allow foodservice and other CPG clients to plan promotions effectively. Our software can calculate how effective a promotional strategy is and translate that into profitability and margin numbers. Our flexible reporting also gives planning teams and executives the ability to manage their demand and supply plans from any angle.

 

Junction Solutions, Englewood, CO

Web site: www.junctionsolutions.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 210

Number of food customers: 52

Solution name(s): JunctionFB

Worth noting: Junction Solutions offers an advanced traceability product called CLEARthru, which is a mobile application that gives consumers a picture of the path their food takes on its way to the grocery store, from the plant or farm of origin to every processing or packing facility along the way. The mobile application gives consumers access to information previously confined to an ERP system such as origin of product, product freshness, packaging information, nutrition and allergen facts and food recall information.

 

JustFoodERP, Allentown, PA

Web site: www.justfooderp.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 75

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): JustFoodERP

Worth noting: JustFoodERP serves the food industry, and only food—no other sectors of process manufacturing. Our software is built by food industry experts and features a huge range of food industry specific functionality, all built on Microsoft Dynamics technology to take advantage of their ERP investment and most importantly, to allow for easy software upgrades.

 

KNAPP Logistics Automation, Kennesaw, GA

Web site: www.knapp.com

Year founded: 1952

Number of employees: 2,100

Number of food customers: 45

Solution name(s): KiSoft Beverage Solutions, KiSoft AUTOMOVE, KiSoft RMS (Reusables Management), KiSoft WMS, KiSoft Pick-it-Easy, OSR Shuttle

Worth noting: With the various challenges in food distributions, KNAPP offers automation only where it makes sense, in order to stay flexible and prepared for further change and growth. Therefore, a broad range of customizable solutions are available for the clients.

 

LANSA, Downers Grove, IL

Web site: www.datasyncdirect.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 225

Number of food customers: 330

Solution name(s): LANSA Data Sync Direct

Worth noting: LANSA is a leader in the data synchronization and is fully certified by 1WorldSync and numerous other GDSN data pools for both supply- and demand-side, and has extensive direct integration experience with major ERPs (including SAP, JD Edwards, BPCS, Aldata, Retek and many others).

 

LeanLogistics, Holland, MI

Web site: www.leanlogistics.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: N/A

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): On-Demand TMS, LeanSource, LeanDex, LeanAppoint

Worth noting: LeanLogistics creates solutions that are customized to a client’s needs in order to actualize their goals. Solutions are balanced and incorporate technology supported by services, both of which are profiled and customized to clients’ specific needs. We are the industry leader in developing transportation best practices and then providing application transfers between clients so that all may profit from this shared knowledge base through the industry’s largest true SaaS network.

 

Locus Traxx, Jupiter, FL

Web site: www.locustraxx.com

Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: N/A

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): SmartTraxx, SmartTraxx Portable

Worth noting: The SmartTraxx Portable system lets any shipper get real time information on shipment temperature, security status and location. The system blends wireless temperature sensors with GPS and communication capabilities, all in a portable, reusable package. All shipment data is available online from any computer.

 

LogFire, Atlanta, GA

Web site: www.logfire.com

Year founded: 2007

Number of employees: 100

Number of food customers: 2

Solution name(s): LogFire WMS

Worth noting: By utilizing the latest tech trends and advances, we are able to offer clients cost effective robust solutions with a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) pricing model.

 

Logility, Atlanta, GA

Web site: www.logility.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 180

Number of food customers: 172

Solution name(s): Logility Voyager Solutions

Worth noting: Logility Voyager Solutions brings unrivaled depth and breadth of supply chain expertise to the food industry. Logility helps food manufacturers eliminate problems caused by: limited visibility of supply chain operations, leverage demand planning capabilities to increase forecast accuracy across the portfolio, balance spikes in seasonal sales and more effectively manage promotional events, and ensure adequate in-store levels and excellent customer service.

 

Logistix Solutions, Herndon, VA

Web site: www.logistixsolutions.com

Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 25

Number of food customers: 10

Solution name(s): Logistix RS Routing and Scheduling, Logistix TS Continuous Move Planner, Logix Distribution Network Design and Supply Chain Optimization

Worth noting: Logistix Solutions offers strategic planning and tactical routing tools that can easily uncover opportunities that are often lost in the day-to-day mayhem of company operations. Logistix Solutions software tools are used by large corporations as well as mid-sized and small enterprises.

 

Lucas Systems, Wexford, PA

Web site: www.lucasware.com

Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 55

Number of food customers: 19

Solution name(s): Jennifer FoodSelect, Jennifer VoicePlus

Worth noting: Jennifer FoodSelect is a voice solution designed for foodservice and grocery distributors. With Jennifer smaller companies or DCs can get a complete, robust voice solution rather than sacrificing functionality that was traditionally available only to large DCs. Jennifer is the only voice solution available to take advantage of the full capabilities of versatile mobile computers while working seamlessly with any host or WMS system.

 

Manhattan Associates, Atlanta, GA

Web site: www.manh.com

Year founded: 1990

Number of employees: 2,300

Number of food customers: 150

Solution name(s): Manhattan SCOPE (Supply Chain Optimization, Planning to Execution) Solution Suite

Worth noting: The Manhattan SCOPE solution portfolio leverages the industry’s only Supply Chain Process Platform, providing a shared foundation for collecting, managing, distributing and acting on information and events that flow through the supply chain, from planning to execution.

 

MAVES International Software, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Web site: www.maves.com

Year founded: 1972

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 25

Solution name(s): Visible Logistics (WMS, TMS, FMS), EzWare (WMS, TMS, FMS)

Worth noting: Visible Logistics provides user defined BI (Business Intelligence) that enables faster and more accurate decisions based on timely information. Information keys actions and is launched from a central user interface (Web browser). Our support staff provides customers with years of industry expertise and the latest enhancements to technology with the operations of 3PL warehousing and logistics.

 

Mettler-Toledo, Columbus, OH

Web site: www.mt.com

Year founded: 1901

Number of employees: 10,000

Number of food customers: 11,694

Solution name(s): Fresh Look Promoter, Meal Planner, MT-SmartX Scale Management Software

Worth noting: Speed up your weighing operation by spending less time loading and unloading. Simply move the pallet jack or other vehicle into the PTA469 scale’s open area and lower the load onto the platform. There are no ramps to slow up the loading process. Customize your scale to meet a variety of weighing needs. Attachments are available to widen the platform or convert it into a standard floor scale. These options enable you to weigh different sizes and types of loads.

 

MiT Systems, Fullerton, CA

Web site: www.mitsys.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 15

Number of food customers: 60

Solution name(s): MiTEzSales Mobile

Worth noting: MiT develops proven, modern software solutions that are reliable, cost effective and easy to use.

 

Movement Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD

Web site: www.movementtechnologies.com

Year founded: 2009

Number of employees: 25

Number of food customers: 15

Solution name(s): Movement Technologies Transportation Management Fleet, Move Bid, Move Dock, Move Rate, Move Fleet

Worth noting: The advantages of Movement Technologies are the features of our software combined with our highly trained staff, who make sure your system shows you immediate positive results and significant return on your investment.

 

NECS, Madison, CT

Web site: www.necs.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 20

Number of food customers: 1,500

Solution name(s): entree Food Distribution Software

Worth noting: We have an extremely happy and passionate customer base using our software. When our customers are used as a reference for a potential customer, they do all the “selling” for us while spreading the enthusiasm about our software and how it has helped them grow their operation.

 

Next Generation Logistics, Inverness, IL

Web site: www.nextgeneration.com

Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 16

Number of food customers: 100+

Solution name(s): FreightMaster TMS

Worth noting: We’re not only software developers but we’re also supply chain practitioners. Our experience and software functionality speaks to this mark!

 

Optricity, Research Triangle Park, NC

Web site: www.optricity.com

Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: 10

Number of food customers: 65+

Solution name(s): OptiSlot DC, OptiProfile

Worth noting: With a history steeped in experience and a wealth of advanced mathematical knowledge and engineering practices, Optricity solidly sets itself apart from other slotting system providers. Company leaders are industry experts with 30+ years of history leading slotting optimization software companies.

 

Outperform, Delft, Netherlands

Web site: www.2outperform.com

Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: N/A

Number of food customers: 10

Solution name(s): Outperform Planning

Worth noting: In Outperform Planning a multi layered network of supply (replenishment or production) proposals is calculated in real time and the user can adjust proposals with immediate visual feedback on the consequences. The calculation will take information and observe shelf life constraints in supply chains with perishable goods. Products may need to ripen or mature in industries such as wine and cheese. The system observes the complete lifecycle from ordering to expiring.

 

PakSense, Boise, ID

Web site: www.paksense.com

Year founded: 2004

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 1,400

Solution name(s): PakSense Ultra Contact Label, PakSense Ultra Wireless Label, PakSense XpressPDF Label, PakSense Device Interface SDK, PakSense Ultra Printing Solution, PakSense Standard Edition Software

Worth noting: PakSense recently launched the XpressPDF temperature monitoring label. XpressPDF Labels monitor time and temperature of perishable items such as food and other perishable products during distribution and storage. About the size of a sugar packet, labels are flat and feature an integrated USB connection point, which can be plugged directly into the USB port of a computer. Once connected, the label automatically generates a PDF data file containing complete time and temperature history including a graph and summary statistics.

 

Paragon Software Systems, Dallas, TX

Web site: www.paragonrouting.com/us

Year founded: 1991

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 85

Solution name(s): Vehicle Routing & Scheduling Optimizer, Single Depot, Multi Depot, Integrated Fleets, Fleet Controller, Resource Manager, Fastnet, Multi Period Planner, RMS (Route Management System), Territory Optimizer, Paragon HDS (Home Delivery System)

Worth noting: Paragon is not yet as well known in North America as it is in other key markets, but our software is fast developing a reputation for being one of the most scalable and effective solutions currently on offer in the U.S. and Canada. We have over 2,300 systems in place at more than 750 client sites in 45 countries throughout the world.

 

PeopleNet, Minnetonka, MN

Web site: www.peoplenetonline.com

Year founded: 1994

Number of employees: 280

Number of food customers: 200

Solution name(s): PeopleNet BLU, PeopleNet AVL, PeopleNet OTAP, PeopleNet eDriver Logs, PeopleNet Tablet, PeopleNet PFM 3

Worth noting: PeopleNet’s history of innovation begins with the first Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for the transportation industry. Its open interface integrates locating, messaging and driver performance data with the leading back-office applications, including routing and dispatching, fuel tax, driver performance reporting and more.

 

PINC Solutions, Alameda, CA

Web site: www.pincsolutions.com

Year founded: 2004

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 10

Solution name(s): Advanced Yard Management, Yard Hound

Worth noting: PINC provides real time visibility of trailers and shipments to enhance warehouse management (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS). This enhanced visibility enables WMS and TMS systems to more efficiently process inbound and outbound shipments—enabling faster trailer/container turn-around, which results in reduced inventory and associated carrying costs, increased utilization of trailer/container assets, and reduced operational expenses.

 

RedPrairie, Alpharetta, GA

Web site: www.redprairie.com

Year founded: 1975

Number of employees: 1,600

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Enterprise Workforce Management, Enterprise Store Operations, Traceability Solution

Worth noting: RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions have put commerce in motion for the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions adapt to help ensure visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers.

 

Retrotech, Victor, NY

Web site: www.retrotech.com

Year founded: 1985

Number of employees: 100

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): ASRS, AGV, WCS and ACTIV software

Worth noting: We have developed our core solutions based on an OS that is stable instead of basing it on the ever-changing, popular, consumer-based OS. This allows for simpler hardware migrations as lifecycling occurs, as well as not having to reinvest in a “new” solution because the version that is currently owned is no longer compatible to the OS.

 

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Miami, FL

Web site: www.ryderscs.com

Year founded: 1933

Number of employees: 12,387

Number of food customers: 111

Solution name(s): Packaging, Distribution Management, Control Tower, Packaging, Transportation Management, Dedicated Transportation

Worth noting: Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is an end-to-end logistics partner committed to helping companies transform their supply chains and achieve peak performance by delivering the best in operational execution. Ryder develops supply chain strategies and manages and executes scalable logistics operations. Ryder is currently a SmartWay carrier partner for Ryder-owned vehicles and a logistics partner for its supply chain operations.

 

Safeway Management Group, Bronx, NY

Web site: www.smgsafety.com

Year founded: 2004

Number of employees: 10

Number of food customers: 21

Solution name(s): Quality Management System, Food Safety/HACCP Plans, Quality Control Module, Quality Control Training, Transportation Safety Modules, Workplace Safety Modules, Human Resources Modules

Worth noting: Our products are more than just software; you’ll have a complete staff of knowledgeable experts that will assist and consult with you on all your quality and safety initiatives. We think of our service as Software Plus. You’ll receive superior technology with a human factor that only Safeway Management Group offers. Working with us will provide your company with a complete Quality and/or Safety Department for a fraction of the cost.

 

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.

 

Terra Technology, Norwalk, CT

Web site: www.terratechnology.com

Year founded: 2001

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.

 

Transplace, Dallas, TX

Web site: www.transplace.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 699

Number of food customers: 99

Solution name(s): Third party logistics, transportation management system (TMS), brokerage, supply chain consulting

Worth noting: We combine the most powerful aspects of Lean engineering philosophies with Six Sigma methods to deliver the right amount of high quality products and services at the right time—with the least amount of effort and cost. Lean and Six Sigma are complementary and highly applicable to the transportation industry. When carried out properly in tandem, they can produce unprecedented and lasting results for our customers.

 

Transportation | Warehouse Optimization, Franklin, TN

Web site: www.warehouseoptimization.com

Year founded: 1990

Number of employees: 18

Number of food customers: 5

Solution name(s): AutoVLB (Vehicle Load Building --SuperTruck), APAL (AutoPalletP3 + AutoLoaderT3), AutoSPA (Ship Point assignment), AutoScheduler

Worth noting: For 20 years we have helped P&G attain supply chain-wide savings. Companies like P&G continue to leverage our expert systems and domain knowledge because time and again they provide the “best” solutions possible in the “real world.”

 

TZA, Long Grove, IL

Web site: www.tza.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 45

Solution name(s): ProTrack Warehouse Labor Management System, ProTrack Drivers Labor Management System

Worth noting: TZA has an ongoing vision to help food, beverage and consumer goods companies proactively plan, monitor and manage their labor efficiently and run their operation at lower cost. TZA has implemented labor management technology and programs at more than 300 total sites and continues to expand the functionality of ProTrack LMS to deliver innovation and industry leadership to manufacturing, distribution and retail clients.

 

VAI, Ronkonkoma, NY

Web site: www.vai.net

Year founded: 1978

Number of employees: 130

Number of food customers: 40

Solution name(s): S2K Enterprise For Food

Worth noting: VAI was named winner of a 2012 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses. Selected by leading industry influencers and IBM executives from among hundreds of nominations, IBM’s Beacon Awards recognize a select number of IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in client transformation and business growth.

 

Visual Data Group, Cleveland, OH

Web site: www.visualdatagroup.com

Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 30

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): QlikView, Alaras, LogiXML, Attivio, QVSource, QVExcel

Worth noting: We deliver solutions that provide real value to our customers. We do so quickly, efficiently and affordably. We can normally deliver a solution in half the time and at one quarter the investment of any of our competitors.

 

Voxware, Hamilton, NJ

Web site: www.voxware.com

Year founded: 1993

Number of employees: 70

Number of food customers: 30

Solution name(s): Voice Management Suite (VMS), Cloud Voice Management Suite (Cloud VMS)

Worth noting: Voxware is the first high end cloud-based voice software solution provider that enables companies to enhance operational productivity, improve accuracy, and better serve their customers without investing in costly IT infrastructure.

 

W&H Systems, Carlstadt, NJ

Web site: www.whsystems.com

Year founded: 1964

Number of employees: 100

Number of food customers: 56

Solution name(s): Reliable Sortation Unit, Warehouse Control System, Garments on Hanger System, Rapidpac Picking/Packing System, and WHizard Conveyor Tracking and Monitoring System

Worth noting: W&H Systems has industry expertise in the food/beverage industry and the most implementations in the wine & spirits industry. Headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, we currently employ over 100 experienced professionals, including one of the strongest and most qualified engineering and support staffs in the material handling industry. Our team is dedicated to helping clients optimize the flow of merchandise through their warehouses while minimizing labor costs and maximizing space utilization.

 

Westfalia Technologies, York, PA

Web site: www.westfaliausa.com

Year founded: 1992

Number of employees: 85

Number of food customers: 150

Solution name(s): Savanna.NET WMS

Worth noting: For over 35 years, Westfalia has been committed to innovating and implementing logistical solutions utilizing Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and conventional material handling equipment. Every day we reduce inventory, labor and shipping costs, as well as improve throughput and accuracy for a wide range of businesses.

 

Witron Integrated Logistics, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL

Web site: www.witron.com

Year founded: 1971

Number of employees: 1,300

Number of food customers: 40

Solution name(s): Order Picking Machinery, Dynamic Picking System

Worth noting: Witron’s automated picking systems are developed to emulate a production facility. The “product” is the store order transport unit, and it is produced for the store consumer. The design of this “product” is made to deliver cost efficiencies throughout the supply chain, and delivered to the store shelf with the least amount of effort.

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