HighJump is now a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) report. To HighJump, the results exemplify the company’s dedication and ability to empower businesses worldwide with the connected and automated supply chain of the future.
For many enterprises, adopting and implementing new warehouse technologies can lead to troubled integrations and difficult customizations… but there’s hope! Keep reading to learn how Labatt Breweries partnered with enVista to successfully implement HighJump’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), creating automated processes across brewery and distribution center (DC) operations.
Labatt Brewery was founded in London, Ontario in 1847 and is now a member of the AB InBev family, the world’s largest brewer, which produces more than 500 iconic beers sold in more than 100 countries.
Labatt currently operates six breweries across Canada, producing nine million hectoliters of beer and employing 3,400 full time staff.
From an operations perspective, Labatt maintains a warehouse space in Canada, spanning more than 1 million sq. ft. and executes approximately 100,000 shipments per year. Additionally, Labatt partners with more than 100 transportation companies including a large dedicated fleet to fulfill shipments.
If there’s one constant in third-party logistics (3PL) and multi-tenant supply chain operations, it’s change. It’s the nature of 3PL: evolving customer needs such as direct store delivery or drop shopping; adding automation technology or other efficiency-boosting systems; outfitting a warehouse for new customers; and changes to SLAs are just a few examples. On top of this, there’s ongoing pressure to operate more efficiently, offer value-add services, optimize space, reduce costs, and maximize labor hours.
There is no silver bullet, “set it and forget it” solution for these challenges. They grow, shift, and sometimes surface out of the blue. For Venture Global, a 3PL operating for over 20 years, improving its cross-dock operations and increasing inventory visibility were the key challenges to leaping forward in their 3PL supply chain business.
HighJump announces its status as an Acumatica-Certified Application (ACA). Building on HighJump’s existing strategic partnership with the leading cloud-based ERP, the certification exemplifies HighJump’s dedication and continued evolution to empower companies of all sizes with the connected, automated supply chain of the future.
At NRF 2019, HighJump unveiled how it will lead the digital transformation (DX) of retail execution. Through the cloud, warehouse control, voice technology and warehouse simulation, HighJump empowers retailers worldwide with the connected, automated supply chain of the future.
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.”
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.
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.
With HighJump’s flexible WMS platform, City Furniture increased accuracy and efficiency throughout its supply chain to create a seamless customer experience.
Florida furniture retailer City Furniture currently presides over 28 showrooms, one centralized million-square-foot distribution center, and a large (and ever-growing!) customer base. The company prides itself on its well-oiled supply chains, commitment to customer service, and efficient logistics.
In the past, City Furniture relied on homegrown WMS software that it could adjust as needed in response to shifting demands. Soon, however, it became clear that a more flexible and adaptive warehouse management system would be required to keep pace with the company’s growth.
HighJump awarded five women with its first-annual Top Women Leaders in Supply Chain awards at its user conference, Elevate. The honorees were selected based on their exemplary work within their own companies while driving innovation forward for the industry overall.
This year’s Women Leaders in Supply Chain award recipients include: