Hazelcast for Transportation and Logistics
Increasingly, the transportation and logistics industry is marked by the introduction of the “Internet of Things” wherein the increase in the density of sensors, RFID, barcode and video recognition systems convert the flow of physical objects into a large-scale commercial data stream. In addition, new levels of supply chain transparency are being demanded by customers–driving a need for mobile interfaces and new services and service levels.
In this radically changed and globalized environment, companies that can operate on moving data and construct Event-Driven Architectures (EDA) that can manage complex events and react instantly to real-time changes in weather, supply routing, in-flight purchasing of inventory and thousands of market and environmental conditions will prevail. Optimization atop this sea of ever-changing data requires real-time assessment and reassessment of optimal routing paths and multidimensional quantitative analytics including resource availability and traffic analytics.
Hazelcast® provides a global, reliable and elastically scalable fabric that can deploy across a wide area to support commercial and military logistics including transport, container shipment, travel, supply chain, GIS, and many other use cases.
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Gordon Food Service
Gordon Food Service (GFS) is the largest privately held food service distributor in North America with with 14,000 employees and 2013 annual revenue of 9.75 Billion. GFS delivers the goods that feed hungry restaurant patrons. The company boasts more than 20 distribution centers across the US and Canada. GFS’s primary focus is distributing a variety of food items, ingredients, and beverages to restaurant operators, schools, healthcare facilities, and institutional food service operators in parts of 15 states and across Canada. In addition to its distribution operation, GFS operates more than 155 wholesale stores under the GFS Marketplace banner; these are open to the public. Isaac Van Westenbrugge started the family-owned business in 1897 to deliver eggs and butter.