HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, today announces Derek Curtis’s recognition as a 2019 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Star of the Supply Chain. The honor showcases HighJump’s commitment to empowering food distributors across the globe to be part of the connected, automated supply chain of the future.
HighJump is now a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) report. To HighJump, the results exemplify the company’s dedication and ability to empower businesses worldwide with the connected and automated supply chain of the future.
For many enterprises, adopting and implementing new warehouse technologies can lead to troubled integrations and difficult customizations… but there’s hope! Keep reading to learn how Labatt Breweries partnered with enVista to successfully implement HighJump’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), creating automated processes across brewery and distribution center (DC) operations.
Labatt Brewery was founded in London, Ontario in 1847 and is now a member of the AB InBev family, the world’s largest brewer, which produces more than 500 iconic beers sold in more than 100 countries.
Labatt currently operates six breweries across Canada, producing nine million hectoliters of beer and employing 3,400 full time staff.
From an operations perspective, Labatt maintains a warehouse space in Canada, spanning more than 1 million sq. ft. and executes approximately 100,000 shipments per year. Additionally, Labatt partners with more than 100 transportation companies including a large dedicated fleet to fulfill shipments.
Contrary to belief, data alone doesn’t make or break your supply chain operations or business. It’s how you utilize data that makes the difference.
ContainerWorld, a third-party logistics (3PL) provider in British Columbia, Canada, won more than 90% market share in the beverage and alcohol market. Over 25 years, the company grew its presence to span a large portion of Canada and international freight-forwarding operations. When the 3PL decided to expand deeper in non-alcohol markets, it needed to think differently about its warehouse systems to scale. With the help of its 3PL warehouse management system (WMS) and a willingness to innovate, the logistics services provider was able to add an additional 20% of non-alcohol business to its portfolio.
For this 3PL company, it all comes back to leveraging data as a catalyst for opportunity.
If there’s one constant in third-party logistics (3PL) and multi-tenant supply chain operations, it’s change. It’s the nature of 3PL: evolving customer needs such as direct store delivery or drop shopping; adding automation technology or other efficiency-boosting systems; outfitting a warehouse for new customers; and changes to SLAs are just a few examples. On top of this, there’s ongoing pressure to operate more efficiently, offer value-add services, optimize space, reduce costs, and maximize labor hours.
There is no silver bullet, “set it and forget it” solution for these challenges. They grow, shift, and sometimes surface out of the blue. For Venture Global, a 3PL operating for over 20 years, improving its cross-dock operations and increasing inventory visibility were the key challenges to leaping forward in their 3PL supply chain business.
Implementing Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) will position you for success in a hypercompetitive market.
The most critical challenges facing modern businesses today are twofold: how to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and evolving consumer expectations. The strategy that worked last year — or even last month — may require an overhaul to meet current demands.
Weathering these changes requires flexibility—not only from systems such as your warehouse management system (WMS), but also from the people and processes supporting your supply chain. The issue is that achieving operational potential is a moving target. There’s no mountain top to summit. Rather, it’s an ongoing pursuit of lowering costs and moving inventory more efficiently to meet your customers’ rising expectations. The organizations that do this best don’t just buy new technology; they look for efficiencies in the day-to-day details.
Keeping customers at the heart of supply chain management solutions, HighJump’s CEO paves the way to tomorrow’s fulfillment with new technology and resources
Some came to see what’s next in supply chain technology. Others came for networking and swapping ideas with old friends over a cold one. Most of all, people came to the HighJump Elevate conference to solve a problem. From March 3-6, over 800 people from 25 countries joined HighJump in San Antonio to find answers to their supply chain challenges and to push their operations over the top. And with HighJump waving its message of “Future Forward, Together” high and clear throughout the event, they came to the right place.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, today announces its 2019 global partner of the year winners. The award recognizes four companies for rapidly increasing adoption of and leading the integration of HighJump’s unique line of solutions, enabling companies across the globe with the connected and automated supply chain of the future.
Today at ProMat 2019, HighJump unveiled the latest for warehousing and logistics simulation and design possible through HighJump CLASS. Uniquely enabling end users to assess facility throughput and consider next-generation technologies and strategies to meet demands, HighJump CLASS empowers businesses worldwide to stay ahead of the curve with the connected, automated supply chain of the future.
HighJump announces the winners of its second-annual customer innovation awards. Winners were chosen based on progressive and innovative use of HighJump’s solutions to capitalize on the connected and automated supply chain of the future.