From e-commerce, to drop shipping, to traditional store replenishment, supply chain professionals must handle multiple order types. For many, efficiently managing this array of workflows is a daunting task. With the right technologies in tow, their challenges quickly turn into opportunities for new revenue streams and enhanced customer experiences.
Based on successfully enhancing the workflows of more than 4,000 customers worldwide, HighJump has outlined the top technology considerations for supply chain professionals to capitalize on emerging omnichannel fullfillment strategies leading into 2018 and beyond.
Supply chain technologies should encompass the following:
- Future proof: This is an ever-evolving world. What optimizes your supply chain today can quickly change. New customer preferences and new channels require different capabilities. Supply chain technology should adjust to industry shifts in a timely manner, whenever necessary.
- Comprehensive: Many companies rely on different tools to handle different order types. Simplify processes with technology that provides robust capabilities for each channel needed.
- User-friendly: Relying on third-party consulting firms to execute the adjustments you need is unsustainable. The technology should be intuitive enough for staff to easily use and alter it to meet company goals.
- Dynamic waves: Many supply chain solutions utilize traditional waving, grouping orders ahead of time. This is not sustainable in the omnichannel world. Look for tools that offer dynamic waves, or waveless picking, to accommodate to one-off orders and order volume fluctuation.
The HighJump Warehouse Management System offers these features and more. The most adaptable WMS on the market and the first to offer dynamic waves, HighJump is uniquely equipped to support any workflow and efficiently manage a wide variety of order types. The system is easily tailored to meet the omnichannel demands of today and the future. Examples of HighJump’s abilities are evident through Quicksilver and Ashley Furniture.
“Long-term business success can be achieved by leveraging the best-possible fulfillment infrastructure,” said Sean Elliott, chief technology officer at HighJump. “We’ve developed our WMS to assure our current and future customers can seamlessly adapt their operations and thrive in this dynamic market.”