Top Technology Tips for Furniture Retail Evolution

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 17, 2018 7:35:00 AM

PROFITsystems, a HighJump product and leading provider of solutions for home furnishings retailers, unveils the top considerations for independent retailers to manage and design the showroom of the future. These insights, based on 40 years of success, empower companies of all sizes to meet the increasingly complex and growing demands of today’s omnichannel landscape and the consumer of tomorrow.

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Topics: Retail, furniture, las vegas market

Mexico’s andlogistics Joins HighJump Global Partner Network

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

HighJump is bringing its capabilities for the connected, automated supply chain of the future deeper into the Latin American market with andlogistics.

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Topics: International, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), partners

Monteagle Logistics Taps HighJump to Drive 3PL Success in Africa

Posted by Heather Smith on Jul 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

HighJump, in partnership with independent software developer, innovator and team augmentation partner iWMS, is empowering leading South African third-party logistics (3PL) provider Monteagle Logistics to evolve its operations with the connected and automated supply chain of the future. 

This latest success exemplifies HighJump’s rapid international growth and capabilities to meet the unique needs of 3PL providers.

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Topics: 3PL, International, News, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Parts Town Improves Warehouse Management with Innovative Return-to-Stock Process

Posted by Guadalupe Pagalday on Jul 2, 2018 12:40:31 PM

There’s a good chance the last time you ordered takeout or went out for a quick bite, Parts Town played a crucial role in keeping you fed and happy. Parts Town is the market-leading distributor of genuine OEM (original equipment manufacturer) foodservice equipment parts. When there’s a hiccup in any commercial kitchen, Parts Town is ready to jump in and help with the most in-stock parts on the planet, innovative technology, and an exceptional customer experience. They provide customized solutions to benefit food equipment service companies, chain restaurants, institutions and independent restaurants.

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Topics: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Voice beyond picking: a comprehensive look at the utility of voice technology

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on Jun 27, 2018 11:14:56 AM

Several decades ago, voice technology got its beginnings in the warehouse as a way to increase productivity and accuracy in the picking process. The basic premise of the technology was that it allowed the workers to move through the warehouse without anything to distract them or tie up their hands- a stark difference from the traditional picking styles of RF scanners and paper. Once warehouses began to realize the benefits of voice they began to expand their use beyond picking, and then beyond the warehouse altogether.

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Topics: Voice

PROFITsystems Unveils New RETAILvantage Capabilities for Consumer of Tomorrow

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 5, 2018 10:19:41 AM

PROFITsystems, a HighJump product and leading provider of solutions for home furnishings retailers, today announced new advances for its server and cloud-based retail management system, RETAILvantage. The latest updates empower companies of all sizes to evolve to meet today’s complex retail demands and the expectations of the consumer of the future.

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Topics: Retail, eCommerce, News, Omni-Channel, PROFITsystems

Inbound Logistics Ranks HighJump in Top 2018 Logistics IT Providers

Posted by Heather Smith on Jun 1, 2018 9:20:18 AM

HighJump has again been appointed to Inbound Logistics’ 2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers. This year’s win is a result of HighJump’s solutions and services enabling supply chain professionals to revolutionize workflows with the automated and connected supply chain of tomorrow.

“Staying competitive in the supply chain landscape means turning what many consider barriers into opportunities,” said Chad Collins, CEO of HighJump. “HighJump is and will continue driving the innovation and providing the services and support of a global network of partners that enhances each step of the process - from the warehouse to the storefront, from the desktop to the driver’s cab.”

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Topics: Distribution & Logistics, News, Warehouse Management System (WMS), awards, supply chain, transportation management

QBP Creates More Efficient Packing Processes, Reduces Warehouse Labor Hours

Posted by Guadalupe Pagalday on May 22, 2018 9:59:00 AM

Seeking to optimize its supply chain, Quality Bicycle Products opted for HighJump’s WMS technology — surpassing its goals and surprising even its leaders in the process.

Quality Bicycle Products has always placed a premium on efficiency. With over 5,000 customers around the world and a longstanding commitment to rapid fulfillment, the company must ensure that every bicycle part across its four distribution centers moves through the supply chain as quickly as possible.

QBP primarily works as a B2B vendor for mom-and-pop bicycle shops, handling eCommerce order fulfillment and shipping directly to customers on these small businesses’ behalves. In recent years, however, the company has begun to see a flood of bulk orders from around the country come through its distribution centers, slowing operations and overloading a supply chain built to accommodate smaller shipments. Fortunately, QBP was able to channel the agility of HighJump’s WMS software to navigate the challenges created by this rising tide.

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Topics: eCommerce, Warehouse Management System (WMS), Order Fulfillment

Same-Day Shipping Keeps Colony Brands Competitive in the eCommerce Market

Posted by Guadalupe Pagalday on May 16, 2018 9:40:00 AM

In the face of increased competition from ecommerce giants, Colony Brands turned to HighJump to streamline order fulfillment and jumpstart a same-day shipping policy.

Based in Monroe, Wisconsin, Colony Brands is a mail-order company that has shipped quality food, clothing, and household goods directly to customers across the country since 1926. And for most of its history, the company has relied on the same protocol for incoming orders — processing the whole lot in a single large batch every day.

In 2017, however, Colony Brands confronted a major challenge. Despite the steady flow of orders the company was receiving throughout the day, it didn’t have the infrastructure needed for same-day order fulfillment. If a customer ordered something after 12pm, Colony Brands was simply unable to process the order for same-day shipping.

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Topics: Retail, eCommerce, Warehouse Management System (WMS)

ContainerWorld overcomes labeling inconsistency with voice

Posted by Tailar Kennedy on May 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM

The ContainerWorld Group of Companies, based out of British Columbia (BC), Canada, is a beverage logistics company that focuses on inventory management, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution. ContainerWorld currently has three distribution centers (DCs) located across Canada, have a throughput of more than thirty million cases per year, with more than eight million being direct to store distribution.

In 2013 ContainerWorld settled on an upgrade to the HighJump Enterprise 3PL platform, and chose to implement voice at the same time. “Voice was always part of the discussion. We knew that whatever vendor we chose, we would be adding voice to the solution,” said Aaron Christmas, Director of Strategy and Technology.

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Topics: 3PL, Voice