Nothing about Dollar Shave Club is traditional – not its business model, not its advertising and not its viral growth. Even so, when the eCommerce company decided to internalize fulfillment, it first targeted a traditional, on-premise warehouse management system (WMS).
Amazon has become such a critical source of revenue for countless internet retailers, distributors and manufacturers that it can afford to make up all the rules and leave it up to third parties to figure out how to meet them. Such is the power wielded by a retailer with 38 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
Just as you iron out the kinks in your omnichannel fulfillment strategy, the business comes to you with exciting news: your company wants to start offering same-day delivery. It’s your job to figure out how to execute on this new strategy to reach more consumers and drive more business from current customers.
HighJump announced its partnership with Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, today at the Acumatica Summit. HighJump™ Warehouse Edge, the end-to-end warehouse management system (WMS) for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), provides a complete distribution suite to thrive in today’s competitive supply chain landscape.
More than two decades ago, Jeff Bezos founded a website with the belief that a centralized online model would be better for consumers and his business than physical stores. That website, Amazon.com, started with books and over the years has become a one-stop shop for anything you could ever want. The result is the most powerful online retailer in the world and one of the most influential companies on the globe.
As you process those final returns from the holiday rush, now is the time to evaluate your operations. When order volumes skyrocketed – especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – it probably unearthed weaknesses in your supply chain.
Jofran, Inc. is a leading importer and distributor of home furnishings from around the world with factories in Asia, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. The furniture manufacturer also has a 3PL that just recently opened in Moreno Valley, CA and has its own distribution center just right outside of Boston, MA. With a commitment to creating affordable and functional furniture with style, Jofran needed to evolve its time-consuming business processes in order to keep up with demand and ensure superior customer satisfaction.
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.
At first, it may not make sense: how could not replacing your warehouse management system cost your business money? After all, a warehouse management system (WMS) replacement project brings costs around licensing, services and, in some cases, hardware and additional staffing.
The integration creates a seamless workflow between every component of a load and ensures compliance with the upcoming electronic logging device (ELD) rule in the United States.