May 21, 2012

Top 10 Software Companies

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10.) Logility Once a scrappy and energetic collaborative technology firm, Logility has grown to enjoy great success as a...

10.) Logility

Once a scrappy and energetic collaborative technology firm, Logility has grown to enjoy great success as a specialty-style software management provider with a mainstream client list that includes behemoths like HP and Kraft. Friendly, simple, and easy-to-use, it’s a system that’s been proven to work.

9.) Aspen Technology

From high tech juggernaut to cautionary tale, Aspen Technology has enjoyed a satisfyingly Rocky-like arc to its recent success with a sweeping corporate turnaround strategy. Operations have been dramatically streamlined and new products sharpened to compete in an increasingly crowded field – and they might just have what it takes to pull it off.

8.) Manhattan Associates

No, not New York – Manhattan Beach, California, where the company was founded, gives this leading supply chain management software provider its name. Now headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and with solutions tailored to the mid-size market, Manhattan Associates remains a reliable choice for the right clients.

7.) IBM Corporation

IBM’s database management solutions are tailored to the academic and high-end professional community, with advanced visualization and optimization features available to a prestigious client list that includes universities and Global 500 companies. Their numbers may not be impressive, but their capabilities certainly are.

6.) QAD

QAD is focused on manufacturing – and they do what they do extremely well. Their clients are large, and they expect only the best. Fortunately, QAD delivers with cutting-edge, highly customized solutions for complex database management operations in the automotive, high technology, and life sciences sectors, among others.

5.) JDA

Spunky JDA Software Group nails their own unique approach to logistics software by working closely with clients to meet their specific needs. With a lean strategy and muscular resources, JDA carves a place for itself as a supply chain management solution for savvy customers.

4.) RedPrairie

RedPrarie has been recognized time and again for the novelty and energy of its supply chain management solutions. Headquartered in the fictional-sounding Alpharetta, GA, RedPrarie offers truly unique software that helps ensure visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers.

3.) Sage

In the fair wood of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK dwells The Sage Group – a globally integrated supply chain management software provider that’s as magical as logistics get. Just ask their shareholders, who enjoy record-setting revenues – or its 6.1 million satisfied customers worldwide.

2.) Oracle

Nestled in the redwoods of California is Oracle Corporation – a software company offering a vision of the database management systems of the future to those who seek it. Through an aggressively managed corporate strategy that includes world-class product development, Oracle has established itself as a go-to solutions for supply chain managers the world over.

1.) SAP

Headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, SAP is a force to be reckoned with in the world of supply chain management software. World-famous German engineering meets world-famous German logistics in this company’s powerhouse software solutions.

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Aug 24, 2018

Top 10 air freight carriers

Supply Chain
James Henderson
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Supply Chain |Digital runs down the world's top 10 air freight carriers
10. Cargolux Group

10. Cargolux Group

The Luxembourgish freight carrier Cargolux Group (comprised of Cargolux Airlines and Cargolux Italia, established in 2008) remained in the number 10 spot, with a total reported FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometer) equaling 7.45 bn, which represents a 7.7% expansion year-over-year. The carrier group currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft (26 through Cargolux Airlines and an addition four through Cargolux Italia), primarily variants of the Boeing 747.

http://www.cargolux.com/

9. Korean Air

Headquartered in Seoul, Korean Air provides cargo and passenger services to over 100 destinations in 44 countries. The carrier fell from eighth place in the previous year’s rankings, with a total FTK of 7.66 bn, representing a 7.1% decrease year-over-year. Korean Air reported a net revenue of $10.7bn in 2017, also reporting a return to profitability for the first time in five years, according to Forbes.

https://www.koreanair.com

https://www.facebook.com/KoreanAir.GB/?brand_redir=40926477823

https://twitter.com/KoreanAir_KE

https://www.instagram.com/koreanairworld/

 8. Air France-KLM

The Air France-KLM freight carrier group was founded in 1947. The group is comprised of Air France, KLM, and Martinair, and is based in Paris, France. Falling from seventh place in the Freight 50 rankings, the carrier reported a total FTK of 8.13 bn, which represents a 9.2% decrease in traffic year-over-year. The group reported a net revenue of $29.08bn at the end of 2017 and is ranked #28 on Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Employers.

https://www.klm.com

https://www.facebook.com/KLM

https://twitter.com/klm

7. Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the nationally owned airline of the Kingdom of Qatar is based in Doha, and ascended two places in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 9.22 bn, representing a 19.6% increase in comparison to the previous financial year. The carrier’s Cargo division recently launched facilities at its hub in Doha to provide a “Seamless Cool Chain”, comprised of a “2,470 square metres Climate Control Centre situated at the airside… equipped with segregated temperature-controlled sections for storing pharmaceuticals and perishables.” This end-to-end supply chain control is expected to further improve Qatar’s standing as a leader of Middle Eastern air freight.

https://www.qatarairways.com

https://www.facebook.com/qatarairways

https://twitter.com/qatarairways

https://www.linkedin.com/company/10834

https://www.youtube.com/user/qatarairways

https://www.instagram.com/qatarairways/

6. Lufthansa Group

Based in Cologne, Germany, the Lufthansa Group (comprised of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and Brussels Airlines) fell from the fourth position in the Freight 50, with a combined FTK of 9.46 bn. While this represents a 1.6% increase in traffic, year-over-year, the carrier was forced down the list by drastic growth from other German freight company, DHL. According to Forbes, Lufthansa’s revenue and net profits ($41.5 bn and $2.78 bn, respectively) in 2017 are both the highest reported by the company over a ten-year period.

https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/company.html

https://twitter.com/LufthansaNews/

5. Cathay Group

The Cathay Group (composed of Cathay Pacific Airlines and Dragonair) is headquartered in Hong Kong and its Cargo division accounts for 21% of the airline’s total revenue. The company’s first dedicated cargo flight between Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and London, was established in 1981, according to the official site. Now, Cathay Pacific’s Cargo Division services over 47 destinations worldwide. The carrier fell from the fourth position on the Freight 50 ranking, as its total FTK fell by 3.6%, to 10.21 bn. According to Forbes, Cathay Pacific experienced a second year of unprofitability, although the airline’s asset portfolio reached a record high in 2017, with a net value of $24.1bn.

http://cathay.com.tr/

https://twitter.com/cathaygrouptr

https://www.facebook.com/cathaygrouptr

https://www.linkedin.com/company/2544084/?trk=tyah

4. DHL Express Group

Operating as the largest European carrier group, DHL Express Group (composed of DHL Air, DHL International, Air Hong Kong, Polar Air Cargo, ABX Air, Southern Air, Aerologic, and EAT Leipzig) rose two positions in the Freight 50 rankings. The carrier reported a total FTK of 10.56 bn, which represents an increase of 15.1% year-over-year. In 2018, at the Farnborough Air Show, DHL Express announced the purchase of 14 Boeing 777s, part of a new strategy to modernise its fleet.

http://www.dhl.com/en.html

https://www.facebook.com/dhl

https://www.youtube.com/user/dhl

3. UPS Airlines

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, UPS Airlines is part of United Parcel Service, Inc. Founded in 1908, UPS is the oldest company in the Top Ten, and retained third place in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 11.26 bn. This represents a 3.9% increase year-over-year. The Company as a whole reported a net revenue of $67.7 bn, according to Forbes, representing a continuation of a ten-year trend of continuous growth. Forbes also ranks UPS among the world’s top 100 most-innovative companies, and the world’s top 50 most-valuable brands.

https://www.ups.com/aircargo/

2. Emirates Skycargo

The state-owned air freight carrier for the UAE, Emirates Skycargo remains in second place on the Freight 50, with a total FTK of 12.27 bn, representing a 0.4% decrease year-over-year. The carrier’s central hub in Dubai allows its 259-strong fleet to reach over 1.5 bn consumers in under eight hours. Current purchasing plans are underway for Emirates Skycargo to almost double its fleet size. According to Albawaba, “In response to increasing demand from its customers, Emirates SkyCargo introduced a range of air transport solutions specific to industry verticals including Emirates Pharma, Emirates Wheels and Emirates Fresh.” Emirates Wheels has transported close to 150 cars per month since the program’s inception.

http://www.skycargo.com/english/

1. FedEx Express

Founded in 1998, FedEx Express is both the youngest and largest air freight carrier worldwide, with a total FTK of 15.71 bn. Haulage decreased by 0.9% year-over-year, while revenue increased to $60.5 bn in 2016, and again to $63.8 bn in 2017, continuing an eight-year growth trend. FedEx employs 395,000 members of staff, with FedEx Express operating across twelve transport hubs globally. The carrier purchased an additional 24 Boeing 777 variants in 2018, maintaining their company’s position as the largest airline in terms of cargo haulage.

https://www.fedex.com/fr_english/

https://www.facebook.com/FedExEurope/

https://twitter.com/FedExEurope

https://www.youtube.com/user/fedex/custom

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