HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that it has acquired RedTail Solution, Inc., a leading US provider of managed cloud service solutions for Electronic Data Interchange and global data synchronization network to mid-size suppliers and manufacturers.
HighJump WMS client Sportsman’s Warehouse was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2017 IRT Retailer Innovation Award in the Supply Chain category.
The IRT awards, in their first year, recognize companies that “aren’t just doing something new, they’re reaping the business reward for the execution of their innovation.” Retailers recognized as winners or finalists have found creative ways to solve the numerous challenges posed by today’s world of omnichannel retail.
Voice-activated picking – or as it is sometimes called “hands-free, eyes free picking” – can offer significant improvements in accuracy and productivity that paper-based or RF-terminal-based picking can never match.
Here are some benefits of a voice-directed picking
- Increase picking accuracy, inventory accuracy and employee productivity
- Improve worker safety, by freeing a picker's eyes and hands
- Reduced new worker training time
- Increases job satisfaction for warehouse associates
- Eliminates cost of printing and distributing picking documents
- Increase customer satisfaction
So what should the 3PL operator look for when considering a voice-activated solution? First and foremost is flexibility. That is, the ability to define different sets of voice-activated picking rules for different customers, carriers, consignees, items, orders, locations and warehouses.
David Houser, Senior Vice President, HighJump and Albert Rang, Vice General Manager, ALP
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that Ally Logistic Property has selected HighJump WMS for its rollout at several distribution centers in Taiwan. ALP, a Taipei-based third-party logistics provider and developer of logistics facilities, opened a 150,000-square-meter smart logistics park called “Logistic Republic” in Northern Taipei, as well as added 10,000 square meters of space in Taoyuan County.
Are you a 3PL with multiple clients across multiple facilities, geographic locations and time zones?
Alternate sorts allow you to group inventory by product type and then generate consolidated reports showing all product assigned that type. For example, if you have a customer who deals in meat, dairy products and fish and you want to know how much meat this customer has in your warehouse, you would use alternative sorting codes to group all the meat items. Likewise, you can use alternate sorting logic to report on multiple customers with the same product. For example, you have seven meat customers and you want to run an inventory report for these seven customers showing how much beef, pork and chicken they have in your warehouse.
Alternate sorts also allow you to group items for billing purposes; for example, all items belonging to the same product line can be treated as a single entity for billing purposes. Because the quantities are larger, you can offer your customers a lower storage rate. In a good 3PL solution, alternate sorting should be fully configurable by the end-user. That is, he or she can create as many alternate sorts as are required for reporting purposes in the warehouse.
Avoid Unnecessary Chargebacks and become a preferred vendor for retailers.
If you are a supplier to large retailers, you have likely incurred some form of chargeback due to non-compliance event like an incorrect ASN. Perhaps this is a recurring problem for your business, something that’s driving down margins and negatively impacting your scorecard with your most important accounts. You know you need to improve to keep your existing customers happy and to grow your business. However, that’s no small task.
This is hardly a unique problem. Compliance is an area where most suppliers struggle to be consistently successful and it’s only becoming more difficult as e-tailers and omnichannel retail giants become increasingly demanding.
HighJump inMotion user interface
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today the release of its new mobile application, HighJump Supply Chain Advantage inMotion. The application gives consumer- or commercial-grade smartphones and tablets the capabilities to execute inventory and order fulfillment transactions, lowering operational expenses and ultimately creating a more efficient workforce.
HighJump recently caught up with Tom Dahlstrom, manager of enterprise applications at 3Wire, a warehouse management system (WMS) client for 15-plus years. We were excited to get an update on the business and learn more about how HighJump has supported the company’s steady growth.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that it is now offering HighJump Inspection and HighJump Image to its enterprise Supply Chain Advantage customers. HighJump Inspection automates mobile inspection routines for a wide range of warehouse processes, and even supports user-defined rules for collection and storage of the data. HighJump Image converts documents and images into a digital and searchable format, and stores them in a library with user-friendly accessibility and advanced search capabilities.