• Food Logistics Top Software Providers

For the third year in a row, Blue Link Software has been included in Food Logistics’ Top 100 Software and Technology Providers list!

The annual list, which is in its 12th year, is designed to recognize systems that help food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice distributors, and grocery retailers achieve their strategic business goals. These include, but are not limited to: achieving end-to-end visibility and collaboration, proper inventory traceability, adherence to industry regulations, risk management, sustainability and cost management. Blue Link inventory and accounting ERP software is being recognized specifically as a food wholesale and distribution system.

For those in the industry, there are several challenges to running a successful business.  The first challenge is to truly understand how to best manage the movement of product through the entire food supply chain.  The second is doing so in a way that meets the numerous standards and regulations set by governing bodies. Although managing these challenges can seem a daunting task, one thing is certain – proper software designed for food-specific businesses can be the difference between companies that grow and prosper, and those that don’t.

With this is mind, there are several different types of systems available to businesses in the food industry, depending on the situation. For those food businesses that engage in food production such as cutting product, repackaging items, mixing ingredients and tracking waste, manufacturing type systems are best. For those that deal with meat, fish, poultry, produce or dairy (product which is managed using various weights) a system with catch weight functionality is most likely necessary. Lastly, for companies that deal with canned foods, frozen or dry goods, an ERP system specifically for food wholesale and distribution would work best.

For the full press release, please see below.

Food Logistics Announces its 2015 FL100+

Leading B2B Publication Releases Annual List of Software and Technology Providers

Fort Atkinson, WI — December 17, 2015 — Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain, this week announced the twelfth annual FL100+ list, which appears in the November/December 2015 issue.

For more than a decade, the editors of Food Logistics have profiled software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. Their products benefit the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, to facilitating safe and sanitary transportation of product while assuring regulatory compliance.

“Developments in the software and technology sector are generating new opportunities for growers, food manufacturers, grocery retailers and the many logistics providers that support them,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. “Moreover, cloud-based solutions and mobile connectivity are helping create tools that are more flexible, affordable and responsive, making software and technology even more valuable to those in the global food supply chain.”

Over 150 companies applied for this year’s FL100+, more than any prior year. The FL100+ is designed to serve as a resource guide for the readers of Food Logistics. Companies who earned a spot on the FL100+ list are featured in the November/December 2015 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media Inc., a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics and supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, Webinars, events and social media.