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SmartTurn Top 100 Food Supply Chain

Posted: December 16, 2009 by Ly Phan

SmartTurn Top 100 Food Supply Chain

SmartTurn, 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.

"SmartTurn has provided us with a wealth of tools to manage all the warehouse functions of our business," said Brian Chossek, President of Seven Oaks Ranch, makers of Garlic Gold® gourmet, organic food products. "While traditional enterprise software is complex and cost-prohibitive for a small company, SmartTurn's robust on-demand approach is the foundation on which small businesses can satisfy their customers. The award is well deserved as they've developed an innovative, cost-effective system to manage the supply chain."

SmartTurn's Web-based inventory management system is designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy, and warehouse performance providing collaboration among trading partners and visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. From major food brand distributors and food/beverage wholesalers to restaurant and foodservice businesses, SmartTurn has gained wide adoption within the food logistics community because of its Web-based model, better known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Among them are Frozen Gourmet and Giumarra & Associates Beverage Company 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.

Offering customers up to 99 percent inventory accuracy, SmartTurn's award-winning WMS system provides capabilities never offered before in the industry, such as its unique multi-tenant, multi-warehouse, multi-owner security model, within a simple, intuitive interface for users to create and control more than 2 billion custom pick policies. Compared to systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months to implement, SmartTurn's award-winning solution is available for as little as $500/month per facility with unlimited users and transactions. From the smallest storage facility to some of the largest warehouses, SmartTurn can be operational in less than a month, generating a positive return on investment in less than 3 months for the vast majority of customers.

"As the economy recovers, those in the food industry have seen the importance of collaboration in how they strategically manage their businesses," said Jim Burleigh, CEO of SmartTurn. "From inventory control to food traceability, visibility and collaboration together increase customer satisfaction. SmartTurn is honored to receive this recognition, once again reaffirming our commitment to providing affordable and agile solutions to our customers."


About Food Logistics

Food 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 print and online products, Food Logistics provides news, trends and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors and retailers make better business decisions.


About SmartTurn

SmartTurn™ 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 the 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.

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