Welcome!

News Feed Item

Distributor Edward Don & Company Selects Grand Junction to Manage Multi-State Courier Network

Grand Junction's software to ensure quality across local delivery operations

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Junction Inc., the leading provider of local delivery software with over 65 million deliveries managed to date, today announced that Edward Don & Company, the world's leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, has selected Grand Junction to manage its network of over two dozen local delivery and courier companies across more than 70 U.S. cities. 

Grand Junction Inc. logo.

Since 1921, Edward Don & Company has supplied "everything but the food" to all types of foodservice businesses including independent restaurants, national chains, and schools and universities. As a result of growth and demand, the Company expanded its in-house fleet of over 100 delivery trucks to include a robust network of local couriers with the goal of providing its more than 70,000 customers with reasonably priced, high-quality scheduled deliveries. Edward Don & Company chose Grand Junction's software as its technology of choice for managing all third party scheduled delivery operations.

"As the popularity of our local delivery offering has increased, so too has the labor and expense required to provide this quality, premium service," said Mark Zabloudil, Vice President of Operations at Edward Don & Company. "Grand Junction's software will give us unprecedented visibility across our entire courier network, allowing us to significantly reduce costs, preemptively resolve issues, and ensure a positive customer experience from start to finish."

Grand Junction brings together shippers, couriers, and drivers on a Cloud-based platform that all parties use throughout the delivery process.  In addition to giving shippers the ability to manage complex local delivery networks as a single entity, it also gives couriers the tools to manage quality on their own, further reducing costs by eliminating the need for involvement by the shipper. Grand Junction is a transportation management system, a customer relationship management solution, a business intelligence tool, and a learning management system, all rolled into one.

"Typically, businesses with local delivery programs rely on subjective information input by individual couriers that arrives 24-hours behind an event.  Visibility is not only after-the-fact, but extremely limited, with no way to tie quality and performance issues to specific couriers or their drivers in a real-time way," states Rob Howard, CEO, Grand Junction, Inc. "We are excited that Edward Don & Company has chosen Grand Junction to help augment its local delivery program to provide the visibility and control necessary to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty with a highly-efficient and effective program."

For more information on Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunctioninc.com.

About Grand Junction

Rapidly approaching 100 million deliveries managed to date, Grand Junction is the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for accessing and managing local delivery. Grand Junction's software provides real-time visibility and control over quality and customer satisfaction for shippers. Grand Junction is used by shippers to implement same-day, storefront,

scheduled, and two-person delivery programs with a unique approach that provides couriers with tools to self-manage quality. Grand Junction increases delivery visibility and reduces delivery issues by 25 percent. Its marketplace gives consumers and businesses—from small to medium-sized to Fortune 500 enterprises—access to services from couriers and drivers in every market in the United States and Canada, while channeling more business to couriers and empowering drivers by allowing them to work directly with shippers.

For more information about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunctioninc.com.
To learn more about local delivery, please read www.grandjunctioninc.com/blog/.
Follow us on Twitter @GrandJunctionLD.

About Edward Don & Company

Founded in 1921, the family-owned company offers unmatched product selection, nationwide distribution centers, and integration of new technology serving the foodservice, hospitality, and healthcare industries. DON serves more than 70,000 customers throughout the world, and employs over 1,000 people nationwide. Visit www.don.com.

Media Contact
Kristen Everett
Zer0 to 5ive for Grand Junction
[email protected]
516-356-1136

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/PH62545LOGO

 

SOURCE Grand Junction Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...