The 2013 Top Software and Technology Providers

For the tenth consecutive year, Food Logistics has compiled an impressive list of software and technology providers who are major players in our industry. From growers to food manufacturers to grocery retailers and the logistics companies who support them, many rely on these providers to help drive efficiencies and visibility in their operations.

 

4Sight Supply Chain Group, Paramus, N.J.

Web site: www.go4sight.com

Year founded: 2009

Number of employees: 21

Number of food customers: 12

Solution name(s): Systems Integration, Engineering & Consulting

Worth noting: 4SIGHT’s team has delivered Supply Chain projects (Systems Implementation, Facility Engineering, Strategic Analysis, etc.) for over 100 food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

 

Acsis, Inc., Marlton, N.J.

Web site: www.acsisinc.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 80

Number of food customers: 12

Solution name(s): Acsis Enterprise Serialization Management, Acsis Serialization in a Box, Warehouse Enhance, Acsis Partner Management, SAP AII / OER Configuration Accelerator Program, AssetTrak.

Worth noting: Whereas most serialization solutions stop at the packaging line, Acsis offers the only Enterprise Serialization solution that gives customers complete control to track and trace products throughout the supply chain to meet mandates, gain visibility and improve productivity, while improving safety, reducing recalls, chargebacks and counterfeiting.

 

AFS Technologies, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

Web site: www.afsi.com

Year founded: 198

Number of employees: 500

Number of food customers: 1,500

Solution name(s): AFS WMS, AFS DSD, AFS TradePro,AFS Mobile Retail Execution, AFS ERP, Discovery G2.

Worth noting: AFS Technologies is the only global end-to-end solution provider for the food, beverage and CPG industries. AFS offers a powerhouse of complementary and scalable solutions giving companies the flexibility to crawl, walk and then run with technology at a pace that adjusts to ever-changing business needs.

 

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 recently announced the addition of new capabilities, including integrated cross-docking automation, improved alerting functionality, route optimization, and receipt archiving synchronization to its Food Perform supply chain and logistics management software.

 

Allen Lund Company, La Canada, Calif.

Web site: www.allenlund.com

Year founded: 1976

Number of employees: Over 800

Number of food customers: 350+

Solution name(s): Transportation Management Software, LTL Software

Worth noting: The product is fully customizable to the particular needs of the shipper and/or receiver. The system is backed up by a company that has 36 years of experience in the transportation industry with the best in-class reputation.

 

ArrowStream, Chicago, Ill.

Web site: www.arrowstream.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 74

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Crossbow, OnDemand, ArrowScan

Worth noting: ArrowStream’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform allows a supply chain organization to connect the entire supply chain, from the manufacturer to the actual store, in one system for true end-to-end visibility. Our Crossbow software establishes proactive decision-making between the Purchasing and Logistics teams, and enables optimization of order patterns and shipment routing simultaneously by creating a proactive, collaborative relationship between the two entities for significant results.

 

Avercast, LLC, Rexburg, Idaho

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 true enterprise level demand management software system that can scale from 1 to 100’s of simultaneous users at any company.

 

Blue Ridge, Marietta, Ga.

Web site: www.blueridgeinventory.com

Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 45

Number of food customers: 25

Solution name(s): CLARITY Demand Forecasting and Replenishment, Visibility Analytics

Worth noting: Blue Ridge Cloud demand forecasting, planning, and replenishment technology not only allows companies to respond quickly to changing demand, but to shape demand and place inventory pre-emptively to support that demand.

 

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn.

Web site: www.chrobinson.com

Year founded: 1905

Number of employees: 11,297

Number of food customers: At the start of 2013, 27 percent of C.H. Robinson’s top 500 customers total net revenues came from the food and beverage industry.

Solution name(s): Managed TMS, Navisphere

Worth noting: Navisphere allows customers to leverage C.H. Robinson’s technology investments and gain access to a centralized network of more than 100,000 supply chain partners, without the need to integrate with each provider individually. In 2013, C.H. Robinson was named a National Top Workplace by WorkplaceDynamics, has been recognized on Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list since 2010, and in August, C.H. Robinson was named the #1 large company on Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” list.

 

C3 Solutions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Web site: www.c3solutions.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 20

Number of food customers: 15

Solution name(s): C3 Yard Smart (yard management system), C3 Reservations (Web-based dock scheduling system).

Worth noting: The food industry has distinct challenges and requirements which aren’t being met by the large ERP, WMS and TMS providers when it comes to yard management and dock scheduling. Our solutions address this lack of expertise in these key areas.

 

Cadec Global, Manchester, N.H.

Web site: www.cadec.com

Year founded: 1976

Number of employees: 55

Number of food customers: 65+

Solution name(s): PowerVue

Worth noting: Cadec Global provides the only fleet-management solution that provides true real-time data access for delivery operations. With a rugged on-board computer designed to be the hub of the smart truck and powerful software that enables mobility and integration, Cadec’s solution acts as a single interface for all in-cab systems allowing fleet managers to monitor driver actions and vehicle status in real time, 24/7.

 

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

Web site: www.camspro.com

Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 18

Number of food customers: 102

Solution name(s): CAMS Prospero, CAMS Profiler, CAMS Professional, Backhaul Optimization, Salvage Optimization, Resource Optimization.

Worth noting: CAMS Software is the leading supplier of dispatch and driver payroll software to the grocery industry. Every day across the U.S., more grocery trucks are dispatched using CAMS software than any other product.

 

Can-Trac Technologies, London, Ontario, Canada

Web site: www.can-trac.ca

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 5

Number of food customers: 25

Solution name(s): iTrace Traceability Software iTrace Labeling Software iTrace POS Software.

Worth noting: Ours is not an out of the box solution. We use modules and custom configure the software to your operation.

 

CHEP Pallecon Solutions, Livonia, MI

Web site: www.chep.com

Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 50+

Number of food customers: 230

Solution name(s): Pay-Per-Use Trip IBC Rental, IBC Cleaning & Repair, CHEP-TRAC Suite - Reusable asset tracking, CHEP RAPID RFID technology.

Worth noting: Formally known as CAPS, the company has now rebranded its Intermediate Bulk Container management business as CHEP Pallecon Solutions. The team at CHEP Pallecon Solutions has been North America’s leading container management partner for over 15 years, providing rental, tracking and a full service solution for returnable bulk containers.

 

Cardinal Hosted Logistics, Concord, N.C.

Web site: www.cardlog.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 5,000

Number of food customers: 13

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: Our patent-protected Dynamic Workflow technology allows handheld devices to direct drivers through a varying set of actions at each stop.

 

Carrier Transicold, Athens, Ga.

Web site: www.trucktrailer.carrier.com

Year founded: 1970

Number of employees: N/A

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Intelliset, ProductShield, Range Protect, DataTrak, FuelCheck, AFAX, Door Man applications for APX and Advance controls with X4, X2 and Vector series trailer units.

Worth noting: At the heart of Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit controls is a microprocessor containing sophisticated algorithms for maintaining just the right environment inside a trailer. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

 

CaseStack, Santa Monica, Calif.

Web site: www.casestack.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 225

Number of food customers: 3,000+

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

Worth noting: CaseStack has developed collaborative supplier consolidation programs with multiple retailers with consolidation centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and the Northeast. CaseStack’s consolidation programs allow us to take smaller orders that a supplier would typically have to ship LTL or parcel and consolidate them into a full truckload along with other suppliers that are shipping to the same retailer.

 

Cass Information Systems, Bridgeton, Mo.

Web site: www.cassinfo.com

Year founded: 1906

Number of employees: 1,019

Number of food customers: 25

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

Worth noting: Cass Information Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of freight audit, payment, and business intelligence services, leveraging over 50 years of experience in providing solutions to major corporations having complex transportation payment and information needs.

 

Coyote Logistics, Chicago, Ill.

Web site: www.coyote.com

Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 1,100

Number of food customers: 4,700

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

Worth noting: Coyote’s CTM offers many tools for reducing freight spend, increasing network efficiency, and enhancing control of a customer’s entire supply chain. Coyote’s MIT-educated engineers designed this technology to offer shippers an innovative, comprehensive, and advantageous alternative to a previously self-service program.

 

Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, Ohio

Web site: www.crown.com

Year founded: 1945

Number of employees: 10,100

Number of food customers: 30% of Crown’s global customers come from the food and beverage industry.

Solution name(s): Crown Insite

Worth noting: Through Crown Equipment’s decades of material handling experience, the company offers its customers technology that is supported with the relevant expertise, deep resources and an established distribution channel that end users require for a long-term solution.

 

CrunchTime! Information Systems, Inc., Boston, Ma.

Web site: www.crunchtime.com

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees: 62

Number of food customers: Over 5000 locations using CrunchTime!

Solution name(s): CrunchTime! Net-Chef (All-in-One Web-based Enterprise Back Office Platform for Restaurants), CrunchTime! BizIQ (Business Intelligence Analysis & Reporting).

Worth noting: The CrunchTime! integrated back office solution enables your staff to manage inventory in real-time, simplify ordering with our powerful suggested order capabilities, receive goods quickly and efficiently, reconcile sales and cash, forecast sales, plan daily production, and ensure food safety with our HACCP, lot tracking and allergen tracking capabilities.

 

Dairy.com, Frisco, Texas

Web site: www.dairy.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 70

Number of food customers: 200+

Solution name(s): The Dairy.com suite of Software-as-a-Service solutions is comprised of Milk Solutions, Commodities Trading Exchange, and Transportation Market.

Worth noting: Dairy.com is the industry’s leading provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Each day, a broad array of customers rely on our leading dairy advisory capabilities and our suite of supply chain, transportation, and commodity trading solutions to drive mission-critical activities. We take customers from development of market-based competitive strategies through implementation and execution of those strategies and measurement of business results.

 

Datamyne Inc., Miami, Fla.

Web site: www.datamyne.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 120

Number of food customers: 35% of our customers.

Solution name(s): Datamyne International Trade Data

Worth noting: Datamyne is a top source of global market intelligence driven by data on U.S. trade with more than 230 markets worldwide, as well as the cross-border commerce of 50 countries across five continents.

 

Demand Management, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

Web site: www.demandsolutions.com

Year founded: 1985

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 63

Solution name(s): DS1 Forecast Management, DS1 Requirements Planning, DS1 Retail Planning DS1 Sales & Operations Planning, DS1 Advanced Planning & Scheduling, DS1 Collaboration, DSX Forecast Management, DSX Requirements Planning, DSX Retail Planning, DSX Sales & Operations Planning, DSX Advanced Planning & Scheduling, DSX Collaboration.

Worth noting: Demand Management, Inc.’s DSX product suite includes new modules that seamlessly integrate with its forecasting and supply planning platforms. Demand Solutions products also are available via a cloud-based offering, helping to make growth accessible for smaller companies, or any organization that must be more budget- and headcount-minded and needs an entry point to using SCM solutions.

 

DEMATIC Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Web site: www.dematic.com

Year founded: 1939

Number of employees: 4,500

Number of food customers: 50+

Solution name(s): Multishuttle automated case picking and palletizing.

Worth noting: The Dematic Multishuttle is very flexible and can be implemented in existing warehouse/distribution operations using very little space. The Multishuttle can stage, buffer, sort and sequence at very high speeds, yielding a lower cost per case picked resulting in a quicker return on investment.

 

DiCentral, Houston, Texas

Web site: www.dicentral.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 60

Number of food customers: 10

Solution name(s): DiWeb, DiIntegrator, DiTranslator, DiFlatfile, Base2, DiEnablement, DiTesting, Managed Services.

Worth noting: Our solutions touch thousands of companies across the food and beverage supply chain helping reduce costs, increase revenues and provide environmentally sustainable practices.

 

England Logistics, Salt Lake City, Utah

Web site: www.englandlogistics.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 300

Number of food customers: 750

Solution name(s): Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, Cold Chain LTL, England Carrier Services Suppy Chain Management.

Worth noting: England Logistics has introduced EDGE, the industry’s leading TMS platform for complete supply chain management. Whether it’s a small package, oversized load, or anything in between, England Logistics has the technology and know-how to make the move.

 

enVista, Carmel, Ind.

Web site: www.envistacorp.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 203

Number of food customers: 55

Solution name(s): N/A

Worth noting: enVista is unique in that the company enables food and beverage clients to leverage one strategic partner that consults, implements and operates across supply chain, transportation, IT, retail, and ERP.

 

ExtenData, Englewood, Colo.

Web site: www.extendata.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 25

Number of food customers: 26

Solution name(s): MobileConductor

Worth noting: MobileConductor is highly configurable solution for the mobile supply chain. It is scalable to serve companies with five vehicles up to large organizations with 1,000+. The solution can be deployed on-premise, or as a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.

 

Fortna Inc., Reading, Pa.

Web site: www.fortna.com

Year founded: 1950

Number of employees: 300

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Professional Consulting and Design Services

Worth noting: Fortna can help clients solve their supply chain challenges with offerings from network strategy, to distribution design and installation, and system implementations. The productivity improvements we identify for our clients are backed by our satisfaction commitment.

 

HighJump Software, Minneapolis, Minn.

Web site: www.highjump.com

Year founded: 1983

Number of employees: 450

Number of food customers: 820

Solution name(s): HighJump Supply Chain Advantage, HighJump Direct Store Delivery Suite, HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Solutions.

Worth noting: HighJump Software offers companies with complex, growing supply chains one of the most flexible and scalable warehouse management systems available due to its open architecture. The HighJump solution can be easily configured to meet specific industry or business needs in nearly any country in the world, which makes upgrades fast and seamless and results in a low total cost of ownership for customers.

 

InfinityQS International, Fairfax, Va.

Web site: www.infinityqs.com

Year founded: 1989

Number of employees: 75+

Number of food customers: 100+

Solution name(s): ProFicient

Worth noting: With InfinityQS ProFicient, manufacturers can utilize data that has already been collected and stored within the Manufacturing Intelligence Hub to calculate OEE. ProFicient Insight, a Web-based portal that delivers executive-level Manufacturing Intelligence to anywhere in the world, can then visualize these calculations and easily display them in a wide range of formats including bar charts, pie charts or arch charts.

 

Infor, New York, N.Y.

Web site: www.infor.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 12,700

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: With increasing demand for enterprise software that mimics the latest social media Web sites in usability and appearance, Infor recently released Infor Ming.le, a comprehensive platform for social collaboration, business process improvement and contextual intelligence.

 

Infratab Inc., Oxnard, Calif.

Web site: www.infratab.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 16

Number of food customers: 4

Solution name(s): Infratab Signal, Infratab Shout, Visualize.

Worth noting: We use data collected with our tags to provide predictive business forecasting. Although our processes are virtually real-time, our forecasts are prognosticating and measurably significant for their increased future profit-making uses. Both streamlining changes and improvements through better measurement can be quickly executed as a result.

 

Inmar, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Web site: www.inmar.com

Year founded: 1980

Number of employees: 4,000

Number of food customers: 500

Solution name(s): Returns Management, Recall Management, Remarketing.

Worth noting: We have a field force working at all points in the supply chain between manufacturers and retailers that are able to collect and provide usable data that can be aggregated quickly to offer insights that lead to intelligent solutions that benefit all trading partners. 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.

 

InMotion Global, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla.

Web site: www.inmotionglobal.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 15

Solution name(s): InMotion Global TMS; QuoteMyTruckload.com

Worth noting: InMotion Global TMS goes beyond the ordinary features of other Transportation Management Systems and offers users an intuitive experience.

 

INSIGHT, Inc., Manassas, Va.

Web site: www.insightoutsmart.com

Year founded: 1978

Number of employees: 30

Number of food customers: 50+

Solution name(s): ISCO - INSIGHT Supply Chain Optimizer - formally known as SAILS; IEO - INSIGHT Enterprise Optimizer; ITOS - INSIGHT Transportation Optimizer Server; IBA - INSIGHT Transportation Bid Analyzer.

Worth noting: Fifteen of the 25 largest food and beverage companies and nine of the 20 largest CPG firms use INSIGHT solutions for strategic supply chain planning and analysis.

 

Instructional Technologies, Vancouver, Wash.

Web site: www.instructiontech.net

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees: 21

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Pro-TREAD Online Training for Drivers and Warehouse Workers.

Worth noting: PRO-TREAD provides online and mobile training that follows the concept of “mastery-based” training used by the military and NASA for mission-critical training.

 

Intelligrated, Mason, Ohio

Web site: www.intelligrated.com

Year founded: 2001

Number of employees: 2,300

Number of food customers: N/A

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’s competitive differentiator is its proven automation expertise, combined with expanded software offerings that deliver comprehensive solutions from a single source.

 

Interlink Technologies, Perrysburg, Ohio

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: Our customers describe our relationship as a partnership and often turn to us for technical advice and solutions that extend beyond the WMS scope. As one of the first companies in the nation to develop and offer WMS, our software has been referred to as “bullet proof.”

 

John Galt Solutions, Chicago, Ill.

Web site: www.johngalt.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 45

Number of food customers: 500+

Solution name(s): Atlas Planning Suite, ForecastX Wizard

Worth noting: John Galt’s Scenario Analysis tool allows clients to automatically determine the optimal forecast and segment their products, customers, and other segments of their business to optimize the efficiency of the entire planning process.

 

Jump Technologies, Eagan, Minn.

Web site: www.jumptech.com

Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 15

Number of food customers: 115

Solution name(s): JumpTrack

Worth noting: Jump Technologies, Inc., has been merging smart devices with cloud computing to solve business problems associated with materials management and proof-of-delivery since before “the cloud” was called “the cloud.” The company owns three technology patents.

 

Junction Solutions, Denver, Colo.

Web site: www.junctionsolutions.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 205

Number of food customers: 57

Solution name(s): JunctionFB

Worth noting: JunctionFB designed with vertical market functionality for business process is unique to the Dairy, Produce, Meat, Seafood, Confections, Baked Goods and Beverage and CPG industries. It is an end-to-end Food & Beverage solution-set that addresses every aspect of supplier, production, inventory, and distribution management, and supports complex regulatory compliance requirements.

 

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 is the only Microsoft Dynamics-based ERP software that features rich food industry specific functionality built for food distributors and processors.

 

KNAPP Logistics Automation, Kennesaw, Ga.

Web site: www.knapp.com

Year founded: 1952

Number of employees: 2,170

Number of food customers: 52

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

Worth noting: KNAPP suggests automation in a sensitive way, only where it makes sense, in order to stay flexible and prepared for further change and growth. Therefore, a broad range of solutions is available and offered, tailor-made to the clients.

 

LLamasoft, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Web site: www.llamasoft.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 150-200

Number of food customers: 150

Solution name(s): Supply Chain Guru, Transportation Guru, K2 Enterprise, Data Guru.

Worth noting: LLamasoft was the first company to combine enterprise level simulation with full-feature network and inventory optimization within a single modeling application.

 

LogFire, Atlanta, Ga.

Web site: www.logfire.com

Year founded: 2007

Number of employees: 95

Number of food customers: 4

Solution name(s): LogFire Cloud-Based Inventory & Warehouse Management.

Worth noting: LogFire Cloud-based Inventory & Warehouse Management is a “true” cloud-based, multi-tenant and multi-entity structure, which supports a company’s various business operating units within a common business solution for improved supply chain management. LogFire was named by Gartner as a “visionary” in their 2013 Magic Quadrant WMS Report.

 

Logility, Atlanta, Ga.

Web site: www.logility.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 180

Number of food customers: 175

Solution name(s): Logility Voyager Solutions

Worth noting: Logility Voyager Solutions is a full suite of best-of-breed solutions that enable food and beverage companies to increase supply chain visibility, reduce inventory, better leverage demand signals from customers and distributors to create more precise demand plans, and actively manage product portfolios while building stronger collaboration with partners and suppliers.

 

Logistix Solutions, LLC, Herndon, Va.

Web site: www.logistixsolutions.com

Year founded: 2006

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 10+

Solution name(s): Logix Supply Chain Optimization and Distribution Network Design.

Worth noting: Logistix Solutions software is easy to use, reasonably priced and yet has powerful functionality including Distribution Network Design, as well as Transportation Optimization capabilities in one “holistic” or integrated system.

 

Lucas Systems, Wexford, Pa.

Web site: www.lucasware.com

Year founded: 1998

Number of employees: 52

Number of food customers: 28

Solution name(s): Jennifer FoodSelect, Jennifer Bottle Pick, Jennifer VoicePlus.

Worth noting: Lucas is the largest independent provider of voice-directed warehouse applications in North America. Jennifer FoodSelect is a voice solution offers foodservice and grocery distributors, smaller companies or DCs a complete, robust voice solution rather than sacrificing functionality that was traditionally available only to large DCs.

 

Made4net LLC, Hackensack, N.J.

Web site: www.made4net.com

Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: 40+

Number of food customers: 200

Solution name(s): WarehouseExpert, YardExpert, RoutingExpert.

Worth noting: Made4net’s WMS is a solution that was designed to support the food and beverage industry, from its conception. The product was developed in Microsoft technology, which allows a great level of configuration of business rules, as well as user personalization.

 

Manhattan Associates, Atlanta, Ga.

Web site: www.manh.com

Year founded: 1989

Number of employees: 2,438

Number of food customers: 15 of the Top 20 Grocery Retailers, 10 of the Top 20 Grocery Wholesalers.

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

Worth noting: Manhattan Associates helps drive the commerce revolution with unmatched insight and technology solutions, connecting front-end revenue and relationships with back-end execution and efficiency–optimized on a common technology platform.

 

MAVES International Software, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Web site: www.maves.com

Year founded: 1972

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 27

Solution name(s): ViewPoint Logistics (WMS, TMS, Financials) Visible Logistics (WMS, TMS, Financials) EzWare (WMS, TMS, Financials).

Worth noting: ViewPoint Logistics provides a user defined BI (Business Intelligence) tool 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.

 

MercuryGate International Inc., Cary, N.C.

Web site: www.mercurygate.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 128

Number of food customers: 16

Solution name(s): MercuryGate TMS, Mojo Transportation Optimization and Carma Carrier Management.

Worth noting: MercuryGate TMS is a highly configurable, cloud-based Transportation Management System that can be customized to fit your company’s individual workflow processes.

 

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio

Web site: www.mt.com

Year founded: 1901

Number of employees: 10,000

Number of food customers: 11,694

Solution name(s): MultiMount Weigh Modules

Worth noting: Mettler Toledo is a provider of weighing analytical equipment for the entire food production process. From quality control to the warehouse, we have the products to support food customers and their needs.

 

MobileDemand, Hiawatha, Iowa

Web site: www.ruggedtabletpc.com/

Year founded: 2003

Number of employees: 22

Number of food customers: 218

Solution name(s): MobileDemand rugged tablet PCs: xTablet T7200, xTablet T1200, xTablet C1300.

Worth noting: Our Windows Professional rugged tablet PCs have an integrated numeric keypad, the only company in the industry with such an offering. That, combined with integrated bar code scanner, credit card reader, Bluetooth and 4G LTE, gives food and beverage companies a competitive advantage while improving productivity and efficiency.

 

NCR Corporation, Duluth, Ga.

Web site: www.ncr.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 26,000+

Number of food customers: 1,000+

Solution name(s): Power Enterprise, Power Warehouse, Power Mobile, Power Sell, Power Net, Power Delivery, Power Analyzer.

Worth noting: NCR Corporation is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with business into exceptional experiences. NCR is the only retail and retail-supply-chain solutions and services company that can provide an end-to-end solution that encompasses the total store, from front office enterprise operations, supply chain network components and shopper-facing foodservice, convenience and retail operations.

 

NECS, Madison, Conn.

Web site: www.necs.com

Year founded: 1990

Number of employees: 21

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. We have the largest installed base of small- to medium-sized food distributors and our ERP software automates all aspects of their operations.

 

Netwin Solutions, Irvine, Calif.

Web site: www.GTKonnect.com

Year founded: 2004

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 3

Solution name(s): GTKonnect ISF, GTKonnect C-TPAT, GTKonnect FTZ, GTKonnect Trade Management, GTKonnect Imports, GTKonnect Denied Party Screening, GTKonnect Global Parts, GTKonnect Reconciliation, GTKonnect Partner Relationship, GTKonnect Management, GTKonnect Exports.

Worth noting: Software such as Netwin’s GTKonnect has helped our food industry clients in many ways, including managing all the required part data such as HTS, Duty rates, Special Programs, ADD/CVD, OGA and other indicators in addition to querying and updating HTS information.

 

Next Generation Logistics, Inc., Inverness, Ill.

Web site: www.nextgeneration.com

Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 16

Number of food customers: 100+

Solution name(s): FreightMaster TMS

Worth noting: FreightMaster TMS has the most comprehensive carrier contract and tariff management system for managing all modes.

 

Optricity, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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. Our company leaders are industry experts with 30+ years of history leading slotting optimization software companies, focusing solely on true optimization technology.

 

Outperform, Delft, Netherlands

Web site: www.outperform-planning.com

Year founded: 2005

Number of employees: N/A

Number of food customers: 12

Solution name(s): Outperform Planning

Worth noting: Outperform is a solutions provider operating under the belief that “whatever the challenge, no problem is unsolvable when applying the right skills and attitude.” Outperform Planning provides information on demand, as well as the supply side, to make the right decisions, every day, and at every level of your organization.

 

OutSmart Power Systems, Natick, Mass.

Web site: www.outsmartinc.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 11

Number of food customers: 10

Solution name(s): OutSmart Power System

Worth noting: The OutSmart system is scalable, flexible and its total installed cost is 10-30 percent of other branch circuit monitoring systems available on the market.

 

Paragon Software Systems, Inc., Dallas, Texas

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 offered in the U.S. and Canada.

 

PeopleNet, Minnetonka, Minn.

Web site: www.peoplenetonline.com

Year founded: 1994

Number of employees: 325

Number of food customers: 200

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

Worth noting: The integration of VUSION’s (PeopleNet’s sister company) predictive analytics with PeopleNet improves decision-making about equipment and people. VUSION: integrates public and firm performance data and applies statistical analysis to reveal a more accurate view of fleet operations for smarter, more predictive decisions.

 

PINC Solutions, Alameda, Calif.

Web site: www.pincsolutions.com

Year founded: 2004

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 14

Solution name(s): PINC Advanced Yard Management System

Worth noting: A cloud-based Yard Management System featuring real-time shipment and trailer tracking that lets you manage all of your yards centrally using a policy-based approach.

 

ProCat Distribution Technologies, West Berlin, N.J.

Web site: www.procatdt.com

Year founded: 2001

Number of employees: 20

Number of food customers: 100

Solution name(s): PickRight, ShipRight, TaxRight, ShowRight

Worth noting: PickRight by ProCat is a proven hands-free order picking system with a touch-screen display for quick at-a-glance access to all relevant picking information along with barcode scanning for accuracy. PickRight is easy to learn, easy to use, requires less than a week to install and does not require a WMS system.

 

Royal 4 Systems, Long Beach, Calif.

Web site: www.royal4.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 45+

Number of food customers: 12

Solution name(s): WISE and R4 ERP

Worth noting: Royal 4 Systems started 30 years ago as an ERP provider. We then developed our Warehouse Management System, which was built from the ground up. Our software is multi-lingual and completely rules-based.

 

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Miami, Fla.

Web site: www.ryderscs.com

Year founded: 1957

Number of employees: 13,711

Number of food customers: 206

Solution name(s): Packaging, Distribution Management (including temperature-controlled facilities, dedicated and multi-client customer sites and Mixing & Consolidation Centers (MACC)), “Greenfield” facilities, Dedicated Transportation and Carrier Procurement, LEAN Solutions.

Worth noting: At Ryder, we believe the key to delivering long-term customer value and outstanding business performance, quarter after quarter, year after year, is to implement a LEAN culture. By implementing a LEAN culture, we can help our customers engage employees at all levels to root out waste and increase productivity and continuously improve the quality of their operations.

 

Safeway Management Group, Bronx, N.Y.

Web site: www.smgsafety.com

Year founded: 2004

Number of employees: 12

Number of food customers: 41

Solution name(s): Quality Management System, Food Safety/HACCP Plans, Quality Control Module, Quality Training, Transportation Safety Program, Workplace Safety Program, Human Resources Program, File Maintenance, Document Control, Regulatory Compliance Services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, E-Training.

Worth noting: 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 America, (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

Worth noting: Our customers distribute more than 78% of the world’s food.

 

Seegrid, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Web site: www.seegrid.com

Year founded: 2003

Number of employees: 65

Number of food customers: 5

Solution name(s): Vision-guided pallet trucks and tow tractors.

Worth noting: Seegrid provides simple, affordable, flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the material handling within the food and beverage industry. Fast Company magazine named Seegrid as one of the Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Company” in 2013, and among the Top 10 “World’s Most Innovative Robotics Company” in 2013.

 

ShipXpress Inc., Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Web site: www.shipxpress.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 115

Number of food customers: 5

Solution name(s): ShipX Portal, ShipX Rates, ShipX Trax, ShipX eBOL, ShipX Transload, ShipX Yard, ShipX BI, ShipX Accounting, ShipX Shop, ShipX Docs.

Worth noting: ShipXpress customizes each of our solutions to the unique needs of every customer in multiple industries. If you can imagine it, we can get it done.

 

Silvon Software, Westmont, Ill.

Web site: www.silvon.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 50

Number of food customers: 500+

Solution name(s): Stratum Business Intelligence

Worth noting: Silvon is the only business intelligence solution provider to focus EXCLUSIVELY on applications for manufacturing and distribution businesses in food, beverage, CPG and other demand-driven industries.

 

SPS Commerce, Minneapolis, Minn.

Web site: www.spscommerce.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 600

Number of food customers: More than 50,000 retail organizations are part of the SPS Commerce Universal Network.

Solution name(s): SPS Commerce Universal Network

Worth noting: SPS Commerce perfects the power of your trading partner relationships with the industry’s most broadly adopted, enterprise retail cloud services platform.

 

Supply Chain Optimizers, Getzville, N.Y.

Web site: www.supplychainoptimizers.com

Year founded: 1986

Number of employees: 12

Number of food customers: 25

Solution name(s): Supply chain optimization through packaging optimization.

Worth noting: We prefer to work on a gain-sharing basis, so our compensation is based on what we deliver in savings for the client.

 

Sustainably Fresh Foods, Pacific Grove, Calif.

Web site: www.sustainablyfreshfoods.com

Year founded: 2013

Number of employees: 2

Number of food customers: Global

Solution name(s): Sustainably Fresh - Refrigeration system integrated Controlled Atmosphere technology for ocean and land transport of fresh and fresh-cooked seafood and other high value proteins.

Worth noting: Patents have been filed for Sustainably Fresh Foods’ refrigeration integrated Controlled Atmosphere Technology for fresh seafood and other high value proteins. The technology will enable the lowest cost supply chains and merchandising of fresh foods globally.

 

Symphony EYC, Palo Alto, Calif.

Web site: www.EYC.com

Year founded: 1988

Number of employees: 500

Number of food customers: 300

Solution name(s): The Connected Customer Merchandise Management & Store Operations, Localized Assortment and Store-Specific Space Planning, Omni-Channel Fulfillment and Supply Chain Optimization, Customer Marketing and Loyalty, Pricing and Insights Execution, Promotion and Trade Funds Effectiveness, Demand Forecasting and Shaping Customer Insights.

Worth noting: Only Symphony EYC Merchandise management solution can provide omni-channel master data and merchandise management across all business models. We enable our clients to make a better set of decisions with an understanding of the impact of the trade-off; the solutions drive ‘better decisions’ that enable personal engagement, proactive merchandise and operations management, and optimized profitability achievement.

 

Syntelic Solutions, Germantown, Md.

Web site: www.syntelic.com

Year founded: 1996

Number of employees: 12

Number of food customers: 16

Solution name(s): Load Planning, Transportation Analytics, Smart Routing, Labor Management, Resource Manager.

Worth noting: Because of Syntelic’s focus on systems integration, we can apply “learned standards” from electronic onboard recorders (EOBR) to dynamically adjust route plans based on actual route history. This means that Syntelic Smart Routing learns over time to be increasingly accurate, without the need for route planners to manually review “plan vs. actual” in order to build accurate, cost effective routes.

 

Technology Group International, Toledo, Ohio

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: Unlike many ERP products on the market today, Enterprise 21 ERP is developed, sold, implemented, and subsequently supported directly by TGI. This provides our customers with a single solution provider for all of their software, project management, training, and technical support needs.

 

Telogis, Inc., Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Web site: www.telogis.com

Year founded: 2001

Number of employees: 500

Number of food customers: 50+

Solution name(s): The Telogis Location Intelligence Platform

Worth noting: Our extensive investments in R&D have created one of the most scalable and reliable platforms in the industry. Our solutions can scale to any size fleet and are built to not only work well together, but also to seamlessly integrate with your existing technology investments. Our solutions are extremely intuitive and allow you to manage large amounts of data efficiently and effectively for rapid user adoption, and all of them are completely Web-based leveraging the best of SaaS and cloud computing.

 

Teradata, Dayton, Ohio

Web site: www.teradata.com

Year founded: 1979

Number of employees: 10,000

Number of food customers: 50+

Solution name(s): Teradata Data Warehouse, DCM, SCI, CRM

Worth noting: Retailers, distributors and suppliers are relying on Teradata to support their Big Data strategies, including the collection and analysis of multi-structured data. The enterprise data warehouse from Teradata to enables companies to verify current inventory, track orders, manage product recalls and analyze customer response to advertising campaigns.

 

Terra Technology, Norwalk, Conn.

Web site: www.terratechnology.com

Year founded: 2001

Number of employees: 104

Number of food customers: 9

Solution name(s): Demand Sensing, Multi-Enterprise Demand Sensing, Long-Term 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.

 

The Raymond Corporation, Greene, N.Y.

Web site: www.raymondcorp.com

Year founded: 1922

Number of employees: 1,450

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): iWAREHOUSE

Worth noting: Raymond’s iWAREHOUSE fleet and warehouse optimization system integrates with select labor management systems (LMSs) to help increase productivity and reduce operating costs, and can be used by Raymond’s expert consultants to enhance additional optimization decisions.

 

TICONTRACT Inc., Fort Washington, Pa.

Web site: www.ticontract.com/us

Year founded: 2010

Number of employees: 200

Number of food customers: 50

Solution name(s): Platforms: Transporeon, Ticontract, Mercareon Modules: RFP Management, Rate Management, Freight Bill Audit, Self-Billing, Time Slot Management, Transport Assignment, Transport Visibility, Reporting.

Worth noting: We provide a high quality and detailed global database of logistics service providers, which can be invited to RFP processes. Our RFP generator is a market leading standard, which helps making RFPs a success with a minimum of time investment.

 

TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio

Web site: www.tmwsystems.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 500+

Number of food customers: 143

Solution name(s): Appian DirectRoute, TMT Fleet Maintenance, TMWSuite, TruckMate, Innovative IES, TL2000

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, Mass.

Web site: www.toolsgroup.com

Year founded: 1983

Number of employees: 80

Number of food customers: 75

Solution name(s): SO99

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.

 

TopVOX Corporation, Barrington, Ill.

Web site: www.top-vox.com

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees: 60

Number of food customers: 80

Solution name(s): Lydia topSpeech, Lydia Voxter, Voxter-Scan, Voxter-Elite voice recognition solutions

Worth noting: The Lydia voice solution is speaker independent so there is absolutely no template training required. Operators are up and running in a matter of minutes. In addition, the Voxter hardware is tested and proven in multiple temperature zones.

 

TraceGains, Inc., Westminster, Colo.

Web site: www.tracegains.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 40

Number of food customers: 50 (over 200 locations)

Solution name(s): TraceGains

Worth noting: One solution, multiple benefits: quality, safety, sourcing/procurement, R&D, regulatory compliance.

 

TransitionWorks Software, High Point, N.C.

Web site: www.TransitionWorksSoftware.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 7

Number of food customers: 3

Solution name(s): Inventory Visibility

Worth noting: TransitionWorks Software provides leading solutions that automate inventory and asset tracking across receiving, production, shipping, distribution and back-of-store operations using barcode data collection and RFID technologies.

 

Transplace, Dallas, Texas

Web site: www.transplace.com

Year founded: 2000

Number of employees: 700

Number of food customers: 34

Solution name(s): Transplace TMS

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. Our commitment to business intelligence has made a real difference in the service we provide, and more importantly, the service our customers provide to their ultimate consumer.

 

Transportation Insight, Hickory, N.C.

Web site: www.transportationinsight.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: 223

Number of food customers: 25

Solution name(s): Insight TMS, TI Freight Bill Audit and Payment, TI Business Intelligence, TI Reporting

Worth noting: Transportation Insight has been ranked among the top 100 3PLs in the food industry and one of the top 40 3PLs in North America. Transportation Insight’s technology solutions give food and beverage companies the total supply chain visibility they need to meet the stringent demands of a time-sensitive marketplace.

 

TZA, Long Grove, Ill.

Web site: www.tza.com

Year founded: 1984

Number of employees: 100

Number of food customers: 48

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

Worth noting: TZA’s cloud-based ProTrack Labor Management Solution provides industry-leading capabilities for planning, monitoring and measuring workforce productivity and utilization.

 

Virtual Logistics Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Web site: www.virtuallogistics.ca

Year founded: 1994

Number of employees: 7

Number of food customers: 25+

Solution name(s): ECS/Delta Integration Suite

Worth noting: We provide a solution that eliminates the single silo approach to data integration. This cuts down on customer on-boarding time, operating cost and offers greater efficiency.

 

Vocollect by Honeywell, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Web site: www.vocollectvoice.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: Over 2,000

Number of food customers: 1,000

Solution name(s): Vocollect Voice Solutions

Worth noting: Vocollect by Honeywell is the leading provider of innovative voice-enabled workflow and data collection solutions that help companies with mobile workers run a better business. Our extensive supply chain industry domain expertise enables Vocollect to offer a “seamlessly integrated voice solution.”

 

W&H Systems, Carlstadt, N.J.

Web site: www.whsystems.com

Year founded: 1964

Number of employees: 100

Number of food customers: 56

Solution name(s): Shiraz - Warehouse Control System, W&H Systems Material Handling System Integration Services, WHizard Monitoring & Tracking Software, RSU Tilted Sorter Tray

Worth noting: W&H Systems is one of America’s most experienced integrators of automated material handling systems. Our team is dedicated to helping clients optimize the flow of merchandise through their warehouses while minimizing labor costs and maximizing space utilization.

 

Werner Enterprises/Werner Global Logistics,

Omaha, Neb.

Web site: www.werner.com

Year founded: 1956

Number of employees: 11,000

Number of food customers: 150+

Solution name(s): S.M.A.R.T. (Shipment Management and Resource Tracking) System

Worth noting: Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services.

 

West Monroe Partners, Chicago, Ill.

Web site: www.westmonroepartners.com

Year founded: 2002

Number of employees: 400

Number of food customers: More than 30

Solution name(s): FLEXdls labor management software, workforce optimization, supply chain management, operations excellence, customer experience, supervisor and associate training.

Worth noting: On average, our clients achieve 25% improvements in productivity--year after year--by working with West Monroe to implement engineered labor standards and our FLEXdls labor management software.

 

WITRON Integrated Logistics, Inc., Arlington

Heights, Ill.

Web site: www.witron.com

Year founded: 1971

Number of employees: 1,800

Number of food customers: 8

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

Worth noting: Our technology enables an almost completely automated warehouse and builds pallets that are shipped to stores automatically. This helps retailers to build pallets that are taller, more stable, more store-friendly, ergonomicand space saving at an affordable price.

 

Zonar, Seattle, Wash.

Web site: www.zonarsystems.com

Year founded: 2001

Number of employees: 250

Number of food customers: N/A

Solution name(s): Zonar transportation telematics and mobile platforms

Worth noting: Zonar is the only provider offering the patented Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) system. EVIR is the only verified visual inspection system available and complies with all DOT-mandated pre- and post-trip vehicle inspection regulations, as well as OSHA and MSHA equipment inspection requirements.

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