SmartTurn™ Selected Again
for Food Logistics Top 100
Technology Solution and Service Providers
On-demand WMS recognized for delivering cost-effective,
real-time inventory visibility to foodservice industry
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 17, 2008— SmartTurn Inc., the leading On-Demand Inventory and Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, was named to Food Logistics magazine's FL100 for the second consecutive year. The FL100 is an annual listing of technology solution and service providers that are helping grocery and foodservice manufacturers and distributors gain a competitive logistical advantage. The goal with the FL100 listing is to highlight a broad range of technology solutions and services targeted at the food industry, addressing the needs of companies of varying sizes that make up the food supply chain.
“As our customer base and product line have grown, SmartTurn has provided us with the real-time visibility to keep our inventory updated, minimizing the costs of excess inventory,” said long-time SmartTurn customer David McDaniel of Frozen Gourmet. “The award is well deserved as they have helped us better serve our customers and ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.–
Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy and warehouses performance, the SmartTurn system provides the ability to collaborate among trading partners and visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. SmartTurn's customer base includes distributors for major food brands, wholesale and distribution of food and beverage products, as well as major restaurant and food service businesses in hospitals and hotels. Among them are Frozen Gourmet, Guimarra & Associates Beverage Company, and Sodexo Dining Services that use the SmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ to gain the real-time inventory accuracy to achieve their sales, volume and profit objectives.
SmartTurn has gained wide adoption within the food logistics community because of its Web-based model, better known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). SmartTurn's award-winning system offers customers up to 99 percent inventory accuracy starting at $500 per month per facility with unlimited users and transactions. This costs significantly less to deploy and operate when compared to the average maintenance fees of traditional installed software. SmartTurn provides capabilities never offered before in the industry, particularly built-in ubiquitous inventory visibility across customers' selling channel for “sell-side” logistics, as well as with suppliers on the “buy-side” with its unique unlimited user access model. Replacing systems that cost thousands of dollars, and months to implement, SmartTurn can rapidly expose dark spots in food supply chains.
“SmartTurn was built on the premise of affordability and agility so that organizations large and small can rapidly respond and adapt to changing market pressures,” said said Jim Burleigh, CEO of SmartTurn. “The food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods industry has evolved and understands the importance of collaboration in not only increasing internal productivity but ultimately customer satisfaction. SmartTurn is honored to be recognized once again for our on-demand approach to meet those needs.–
About Food LogisticsFood Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product throughout all channels of the supply chain. Food Logistics serves the information needs of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives involved in warehousing, transportation and information technology, as well as third-party and refrigerated service providers. Through our print and online products, the publication provides news, trends and best practices that help more than 25,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors and retailers make better business decisions. Please visit Food Logistics on the Web at www.foodlogistics.com.
About SmartTurnSmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ are the first true on-demand warehouse management systems to provide enterprise class functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional license and install software. Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy and warehouses performance, the SmartTurn system provides visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. Founded on the premise that software should be smart, simple and safe, SmartTurn's customers span the value chain of most industries to include manufacturers, wholesalers as well as 3PLs. SmartTurn is privately held and backed by leading investors, NEA and Emergence Capital Partners. Please visit our web site at www.smartturn.com.