The Complex Considerations of Disaster Relief Supply Chain

    Posted by Zubair Amla on Apr 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

    Supply chains rely on many moving parts in order to be effective. But when ensuring that supplies and aid reach disaster areas efficiently, there are even more factors to consider.

    The saying goes that you should always expect the unexpected — and there are few situations where this advice is more pertinent than in disaster relief logistics.

    In times of crisis, disaster relief efforts rely on a complex supply chain network and inventory management in order to procure and transport resources to those in need. While a commercial supply chain is dependent on a number of similar processes — such as production, supply, warehousing, and distribution — disaster relief operations have other important factors that need to be taken into account. These can include the type of disaster, the damage done to infrastructure, the ability to reach affected areas, the equipment and personnel available, and resource constraints.

    Because many types of disasters either occur unexpectedly or with an intensity that is hard to predict, it’s vital to rely on a resilient and adaptable supply chain. In this way, nonprofits and other charitable organizations are poised to respond efficiently when disaster strikes.

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    Topics: transportation management, supply chain solutions

    How Robots and Humans Work Together to Improve Warehouse Management

    Posted by John Santagate on Mar 17, 2020 3:05:55 PM

    Rather than using technology to replace human workers, the future of logistics depends on collaboration between humans and robots.

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    Topics: process improvement, warehouse automation, Robotics

    Elevate 2020: Awarding 6 Supply Chain Partners for Amazing Accomplishments

    Posted by John Arkontaky on Mar 12, 2020 9:30:03 AM

    We recently held a celebration and awards ceremony for the 2020 partner of the year winners for North America, Europe, and APAC regions. The awards were announced at the HighJump Elevate user conference, and recognizes six partners in the HighJump partner ecosystem that have become critical extensions of the business for their industry knowledge, solutions expertise, and excellence in solving supply chain complexity for businesses around the world.

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    Topics: HighJump Elevate

    HighJump Celebrates Top Women Leaders in Supply Chain at Elevate

    Posted by John Arkontaky on Mar 10, 2020 4:39:32 PM

    Equity among the male-dominant supply chain workforce needs to change. In the United States, women hold 39% of supply chain positions and only 14% of upper management and chief-level positions.1 In a time where we have more technology at our disposal than ever before to solve complex challenges, new strategies and leaders need to emerge to wield these tools. Women leaders could very well be the untapped resource and advantage many businesses need.  

    To support the empowerment of women, HighJump hosted the third-annual Women Leaders in Supply Chain (WLSC) Luncheon at its Elevate user conference.

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    Topics: HighJump Elevate

    5 Women Leaders Who Rocked the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry

    Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 27, 2020 3:56:57 PM

    Women have been making invaluable contributions to the supply chain and logistics community for decades. At our Elevate user conference, we’re hosting the Women Leaders in Supply Chain Luncheon to honor and empower women leaders in the industry. As a little history lesson, we pulled together a list of five inspirational women that have pushed the industry in their own unique ways.

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    Topics: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), transportation management, women leaders, HighJump Elevate

    Elevate Highlights: Brightstar Presents on the Power of Inventory Tracking Systems

    Posted by John Arkontaky on Feb 26, 2020 2:51:52 PM

    In this look back at one of Elevate 2019's track sessions, we see how Brightstar’s robust inventory tracking systems helped optimize operations and boost picking efficiency.

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    HighJump Elevate Supply Chain Conference At A Glance

    Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 13, 2020 6:03:30 PM

    Now in its sixth year, Elevate — HighJump’s annual user conference — has become an, and we quote, “unmissable” industry event. Spanning four action-packed days, Elevate unites 700 supply chain professionals for unparalleled educational trainings, networking opportunities, panel discussions, and brainstorming sessions.

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    Topics: Voice, cloud, supply chain, transportation management, HighJump Elevate, warehouse control, warehouse automation, Robotics

    HighJump Voice Solutions and Highlights for Elevate 2020

    Posted by Lyndsie Berens on Feb 12, 2020 3:34:29 PM

    HighJump Voice will have a larger presence than ever before at this year’s Elevate User Conference in Orlando!

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    Topics: Voice, HighJump Elevate

    The Blitzing Logistics and Supply Chain Management of Super Bowl LIV

    Posted by John Arkontaky on Jan 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM

    A massive event like the Super Bowl doesn’t just happen overnight. Here are some of the logistical considerations that go into making the big game a success.

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    Topics: supply chain, inventory management

    HighJump's 2019 Supply Chain and Warehouse Management Wins

    Posted by Heather Smith on Jan 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

    In many ways, 2019 was a big year for us — we received awards and accolades from all across the supply chain and logistics industry. We’re heading into 2020 with a full head of steam, and we’re looking forward to our Elevate Conference where our customers and other conference-goers will get a first look at amazing things to come.

    Here’s a quick recap of some of the highlights from the past year:

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    Topics: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), food logistics, HighJump Elevate, supply chain solutions, warehouse automation