Executive Briefings

Spotlights on Some of The 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for 2010

ACCESS AMERICA TRANSPORTATION

'This company has created a one-stop shop concept in terms of service and support of our account.'

'They simply have it all, great service, great attitude, great value.'

'Access America provides top-of-the-line customer service. They continue to exceed our expectations.'

'Detailed on-time service, paying attention to the needs and wants of our demanding company.'

DEMAND SOLUTIONS

'They have both a great suite of products and a first-rate implementation team who studied and learned our business before customizing a set of comprehensive solutions.'

'They helped us change the way we think about supply chain.'

'There is no area of our inventory planning process that is not impacted directly or indirectly from the data created in our Demand Solutions Forecasting or Replenishment modules.'

'Demand Solutions has provided an answer to a long-time challenge of generating viable forecasts based on historical data.'

DESCARTES

'Through the implementation of their dynamic routing software, we have been able to maximize the use of our trucking fleet while reducing costs and increasing the visibility over our business.'

'It's a great company to work with. It's an innovative solution provider that listens to customers and interacts with them.'

'Descartes brought a vision to our company for the use of GPS technology that was beyond the everyday scope of their services.'

'They are very responsive to our needs and provide very good customer support.'

FORTNA

'Their material handling and systemic knowledge and experience were instrumental to the successful completion of our projects.'

'They are a design study partner that took the time to learn our business.'

'Their approach and strong partnership style helped us achieve significant gains with minimal capital expenditure.'

'When we work with Fortna, we feel they are an extension of our company, and we deeply value our relationship.'

FOUR SOFT

'Our strategy was to go for state-of-the-art functionality. Our demands were extreme, and we were looking for nothing less than the best system. 4S VisiLog offered exactly what we were looking for. Our partnership with Four Soft is based on know-how and trust. Stability is crucial to us and our customers. Four Soft and 4S VisiLog have served us well.'

HK SYSTEMS

'Their work has been outstanding in every regard. They are below budget, on time, resourceful, flexible and incredibly client-focused.'

'Their solution has allowed us to provide a higher level of service to our customers.'

'Great follow-through to ensure our satisfaction.'

'Their staff are the most experienced and knowledgeable I have ever met.'

LIGHTNING PICK TECHNOLOGIES

'The technical support we receive is second to none! Always super-fast and accurate.'

'Awesome service on the phone and by remote connectivity. It's as if they are on-site.'

'Their folks were, and still are, great to deal with. I recommend their product to everyone interested in pick-to-light for flow racks.'

NVISION

'Prior to NVISION, we managed everything internally. Our marketing supply chain was complex, fragmented and had over 64 suppliers. With NVISION, we were able to reduce costs by over 20 percent, and improve speed to market, quality of our printed and branded materials, time-savings among our our brand reps, get better forecasting, a reduction in back-ordered materials and establish a complete and comprehensive warehousing and inventory management system.'

OIA GLOBAL LOGISTICS

'They have excellent customer service and go above and beyond on all levels to get us what we need in a timely manner.'

'They are the one logistics provider I have used in the past 15 years that goes the extra mile domestically and abroad to insure a smooth, timely supply chain.'

'OIA has helped us consolidate our packaging efforts to yield better quality, consistency and lower cost across our entire corporate program. They're responsive, engaged and dedicated to finding solutions that work from factory through transit, to warehouse and retail space.'

SEDLAK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

'They are a resource beyond their facility-design skills.'

'They worked tirelessly until the project install was complete, and to our satisfaction.'

'Simply the best distribution consultants that we have worked with.'

'We are especially pleased that Sedlak continues to check in and take an interest in how we are doing.'

SMARTTURN

'The Software-as-a-Service model has reduced our capital investment, reduced training time and fit multiple warehousing and distribution models.'

'A scalable product with quick implementation that allowed us to get up and running in a month yet still allows us room to grow later.'

'They have allowed us to expand our business rapidly and customize our system offerings with ease.'

'The 24/7 online access allows even our overseas customers to view real-time inventory and order status at the click of a button, day or night.'

SPS COMMERCE

'SPS has been instrumental in the migration of our in-house EDI system to an outsourced solution. They have been very professional and helpful in the extremely overwhelming change for our company.'

'SPS is quick to resolve the issues and is responsive to our requests.'

'We have transitioned our entire EDI processing operation to SPS Commerce and, as a result, we have significantly improved the accuracy and timing of orders, invoices and ASNs with our trading partners, while also reducing operational costs.'

'They make EDI a breeze with a user-friendly interface, helpful customer service and knowledgeable implementation analysis.'

SUPPLY CHAIN VISIONS

'Their work has centered on the development of leading-edge, outcome-based strategies for the supply chain, and we have seen the direct impact of their work across dozens of organizations.'

'They continue to provide concise, real-world solutions to my supply chain challenges.'

'My colleagues and I are comfortable calling SCV to share ideas just to see if we're on the right track or to gain additional knowledge. The relationship SCV has built with our organization is very strong and a true partnership.'

TRANSPLACE

'Their service and dedication to our account has been extraordinary.'

'In this questionable economy with many untrustworthy businesses out there in the trucking industry, I can always trust Transplace to honor their commitments to me.'

'Transplace is a strong partner in the transportation industry.'

'Their staff is professional and courteous. Their programs are user friendly.'

ACCESS AMERICA TRANSPORTATION

'This company has created a one-stop shop concept in terms of service and support of our account.'

'They simply have it all, great service, great attitude, great value.'

'Access America provides top-of-the-line customer service. They continue to exceed our expectations.'

'Detailed on-time service, paying attention to the needs and wants of our demanding company.'

DEMAND SOLUTIONS

'They have both a great suite of products and a first-rate implementation team who studied and learned our business before customizing a set of comprehensive solutions.'

'They helped us change the way we think about supply chain.'

'There is no area of our inventory planning process that is not impacted directly or indirectly from the data created in our Demand Solutions Forecasting or Replenishment modules.'

'Demand Solutions has provided an answer to a long-time challenge of generating viable forecasts based on historical data.'

DESCARTES

'Through the implementation of their dynamic routing software, we have been able to maximize the use of our trucking fleet while reducing costs and increasing the visibility over our business.'

'It's a great company to work with. It's an innovative solution provider that listens to customers and interacts with them.'

'Descartes brought a vision to our company for the use of GPS technology that was beyond the everyday scope of their services.'

'They are very responsive to our needs and provide very good customer support.'

FORTNA

'Their material handling and systemic knowledge and experience were instrumental to the successful completion of our projects.'

'They are a design study partner that took the time to learn our business.'

'Their approach and strong partnership style helped us achieve significant gains with minimal capital expenditure.'

'When we work with Fortna, we feel they are an extension of our company, and we deeply value our relationship.'

FOUR SOFT

'Our strategy was to go for state-of-the-art functionality. Our demands were extreme, and we were looking for nothing less than the best system. 4S VisiLog offered exactly what we were looking for. Our partnership with Four Soft is based on know-how and trust. Stability is crucial to us and our customers. Four Soft and 4S VisiLog have served us well.'

HK SYSTEMS

'Their work has been outstanding in every regard. They are below budget, on time, resourceful, flexible and incredibly client-focused.'

'Their solution has allowed us to provide a higher level of service to our customers.'

'Great follow-through to ensure our satisfaction.'

'Their staff are the most experienced and knowledgeable I have ever met.'

LIGHTNING PICK TECHNOLOGIES

'The technical support we receive is second to none! Always super-fast and accurate.'

'Awesome service on the phone and by remote connectivity. It's as if they are on-site.'

'Their folks were, and still are, great to deal with. I recommend their product to everyone interested in pick-to-light for flow racks.'

NVISION

'Prior to NVISION, we managed everything internally. Our marketing supply chain was complex, fragmented and had over 64 suppliers. With NVISION, we were able to reduce costs by over 20 percent, and improve speed to market, quality of our printed and branded materials, time-savings among our our brand reps, get better forecasting, a reduction in back-ordered materials and establish a complete and comprehensive warehousing and inventory management system.'

OIA GLOBAL LOGISTICS

'They have excellent customer service and go above and beyond on all levels to get us what we need in a timely manner.'

'They are the one logistics provider I have used in the past 15 years that goes the extra mile domestically and abroad to insure a smooth, timely supply chain.'

'OIA has helped us consolidate our packaging efforts to yield better quality, consistency and lower cost across our entire corporate program. They're responsive, engaged and dedicated to finding solutions that work from factory through transit, to warehouse and retail space.'

SEDLAK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

'They are a resource beyond their facility-design skills.'

'They worked tirelessly until the project install was complete, and to our satisfaction.'

'Simply the best distribution consultants that we have worked with.'

'We are especially pleased that Sedlak continues to check in and take an interest in how we are doing.'

SMARTTURN

'The Software-as-a-Service model has reduced our capital investment, reduced training time and fit multiple warehousing and distribution models.'

'A scalable product with quick implementation that allowed us to get up and running in a month yet still allows us room to grow later.'

'They have allowed us to expand our business rapidly and customize our system offerings with ease.'

'The 24/7 online access allows even our overseas customers to view real-time inventory and order status at the click of a button, day or night.'

SPS COMMERCE

'SPS has been instrumental in the migration of our in-house EDI system to an outsourced solution. They have been very professional and helpful in the extremely overwhelming change for our company.'

'SPS is quick to resolve the issues and is responsive to our requests.'

'We have transitioned our entire EDI processing operation to SPS Commerce and, as a result, we have significantly improved the accuracy and timing of orders, invoices and ASNs with our trading partners, while also reducing operational costs.'

'They make EDI a breeze with a user-friendly interface, helpful customer service and knowledgeable implementation analysis.'

SUPPLY CHAIN VISIONS

'Their work has centered on the development of leading-edge, outcome-based strategies for the supply chain, and we have seen the direct impact of their work across dozens of organizations.'

'They continue to provide concise, real-world solutions to my supply chain challenges.'

'My colleagues and I are comfortable calling SCV to share ideas just to see if we're on the right track or to gain additional knowledge. The relationship SCV has built with our organization is very strong and a true partnership.'

TRANSPLACE

'Their service and dedication to our account has been extraordinary.'

'In this questionable economy with many untrustworthy businesses out there in the trucking industry, I can always trust Transplace to honor their commitments to me.'

'Transplace is a strong partner in the transportation industry.'

'Their staff is professional and courteous. Their programs are user friendly.'