The fifth 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago took place on October 24th-26th. The summit was an occasion for 3PL executives, technology innovators and investment leaders to discuss the future of the 3PL industry and explore new ways to improve logistical operations. The event was a huge success, featuring noteworthy panel discussions from high profile third-party logistics (3PL) providers, including HighJump’s Chief Operating Officer, Joe Couto.
If the best possible location is not available, you want to place it in the next best location and so on and so forth. In HighJump's Enterprise 3PL solution you tell the system the criteria that you wish it to use for the purpose of identifying the best and the next best locations.
You define your criteria by means of sequences. Each sequence contains a number of parameters for selecting a location. The following example shows five sequences that progressively define increasingly less desirable locations.
HighJump announced today that Onest Logistics of Mexico has selected HighJump™ warehouse management system (WMS) to optimize business operations for its anticipated growth.
HighJump and Nova Cold Logistics (NCL) announced that NCL is now tapping into the full potential of the cloud with HighJump’s 3PL WMS Solution. With the latest version of HighJump’s’ solution, NCL has streamlined the workflows amongst its five dispersed locations, resulting in increased productivity and enhanced quality of service for its customers.
4SIGHT To Share Landair’s 3PL WMS Success Story at HighJump Elevate 2017
4SIGHT Supply Chain Group implements HighJump WMS for 3PL provider Landair to sucessfully service a leading consumer products company.
Landair was selected as the 3PL to open a new distribution center to meet the growing fulfillment demands for a global consumer products company. With no WMS in place, Landair selected HighJump to optimize inbound and outbound distribution operations.
Voice-activated picking – or as it is sometimes called “hands-free, eyes free picking” – can offer significant improvements in accuracy and productivity that paper-based or RF-terminal-based picking can never match.
Here are some benefits of a voice-directed picking
- Increase picking accuracy, inventory accuracy and employee productivity
- Improve worker safety, by freeing a picker's eyes and hands
- Reduced new worker training time
- Increases job satisfaction for warehouse associates
- Eliminates cost of printing and distributing picking documents
- Increase customer satisfaction
So what should the 3PL operator look for when considering a voice-activated solution? First and foremost is flexibility. That is, the ability to define different sets of voice-activated picking rules for different customers, carriers, consignees, items, orders, locations and warehouses.
David Houser, Senior Vice President, HighJump and Albert Rang, Vice General Manager, ALP
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that Ally Logistic Property has selected HighJump WMS for its rollout at several distribution centers in Taiwan. ALP, a Taipei-based third-party logistics provider and developer of logistics facilities, opened a 150,000-square-meter smart logistics park called “Logistic Republic” in Northern Taipei, as well as added 10,000 square meters of space in Taoyuan County.
Are you a 3PL with multiple clients across multiple facilities, geographic locations and time zones?
Alternate sorts allow you to group inventory by product type and then generate consolidated reports showing all product assigned that type. For example, if you have a customer who deals in meat, dairy products and fish and you want to know how much meat this customer has in your warehouse, you would use alternative sorting codes to group all the meat items. Likewise, you can use alternate sorting logic to report on multiple customers with the same product. For example, you have seven meat customers and you want to run an inventory report for these seven customers showing how much beef, pork and chicken they have in your warehouse.
Alternate sorts also allow you to group items for billing purposes; for example, all items belonging to the same product line can be treated as a single entity for billing purposes. Because the quantities are larger, you can offer your customers a lower storage rate. In a good 3PL solution, alternate sorting should be fully configurable by the end-user. That is, he or she can create as many alternate sorts as are required for reporting purposes in the warehouse.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, announced today that Auckland, New Zealand-headquartered Big Chill Distribution has selected HighJump’s Enterprise third party logistics solution and the associated Pulse data mining and analysis tool to manage the company’s new temperature controlled distribution center.