The 2013 Top Software and Technology Providers

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


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

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