HighJump today announces, that in collaboration with global distribution consulting firm Fortna and independent software developer and team augmentation partner iWMS, the company enabled omnichannel fashion value retailer Mr. Price Group Limited to evolve its operations by taking advantage of automated supply chain capabilities.
Meeting today’s consumer expectations is driving the industry to change. Supply chain professionals need technologies to handle stressed traditional logistics systems, new business models and deconsolidating networks. Together with the HighJump Warehouse Management System (WMS) and the expertise of HighJump professional services and Fortna, this became possible for South Africa-based Mr. Price Group Limited.
In just four months, the project team migrated the entire business, consisting of five business divisions from two non-automated sites to a single, highly automated 61,000 square meter facility. Mr. Price Group Limited’s new facility utilizes carton and unit sortation combined with inline label printing. The transition also required onboarding 500 new employees. Capitalizing on the simplicity and adaptability of the HighJump WMS to evolve with the business and enable the latest technologies, the companies worked together closely to assure the design of the building, automation requirements, processes and the FortnaWES™ (Warehouse Execution System) integrated smoothly. The entire move was seamless and completed prior to Mr. Price Group Limited’s peak trading season.
The migration could not have been as successful without the collaboration of all parties involved. The project required the adoption of an innovative, problem-solving approach, during which HighJump and Fortna were pivotal in working with Mr. Price Group Limited’s logistics and IT teams during testing and implementation. The requirement to migrate quickly demanded a flexible support, testing and development resource strategy across the existing and new distribution facilities. iWMS was the right partner to assist with resources at the right skill level.
Based on this project, Mr. Price was honored as one of HighJump’s Customer Innovation Award winners at HighJump’s annual user conference, Elevate, in 2018. Current and prospective customers can learn the latest advances for the global supply chain at Elevate 2019, March 3-6, in San Antonio, Texas. Register here.
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