Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The benefits of supply chain and logistics technology are well
known: Automation and speed increase, assets are used more
efficiently, costs are lowered and customer satisfaction improves.
But what’s far more difficult – and less understood – is
determining which technology to invest in order to...
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Supermarket News talked to 10 experts about their food
retailing predictions for 2013. For those of us in the supply chain
industry, one to note is the expected “explosion” in online grocery
shopping. For example, Amazon Fresh, Amazon.com’s grocery
arm, allows a customer to order anything from...
Thursday, November 1, 2012
There is an article by Logistics Management with a great discussion
of the future growth of the warehouse management system (WMS)
market. After a double-digit increase in sales in 2011, there is
continued preference among logistics professionals shopping for new
software. This jump in demand could...
Thursday, May 17, 2012
A company that is looking to implement electronic data
interchange (EDI) is often on the cusp of realizing its greatest
business opportunity – the chance to significantly expand its
customer base and distribution by partnering with a major retailer
or manufacturer. You need to comply with your new...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Last week, I had the privelege of meeting the greatest salesman I
will ever meet. Clay sells bread for a HighJump direct store
delivery (DSD) customer called Pan O’ Gold. I spent the day
with him to learn more about how he uses our direct store delivery
software. By riding along with him on his...
Friday, January 14, 2011
You’ve probably already done a fair amount of cost cutting in order
to keep your operations lean. It’s time to give your
manufacturing operations a fitness check to reveal opportunities
for cost savings and a healthier, more agile operation. Here
are five check-ups to run on your business: 1. Do...
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
You may or may not be aware that both Fed Ex and UPS are
implementing a change in the way they calculate delivery charges
that will result in a significant rate hike for most parcel
shippers. Dimensional weight is determined by multiplying
width by height and then dividing by a specific factor....
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Go into any mall, mass merchandise store or supermarket, and you’ll
probably notice that customers are holding onto their frugal ways.
But at least they are shopping again. During 2008 and 2009,
retail supply chain professionals had one mantra: cut
costs. In 2010 the market has evolved and retail...
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
One of the top reasons people buy HighJump systems is because
HighJump applications are designed to easily adapt to the way you
do business - not force you to twist your business processes to fit
the software. The adaptability promise continues with HighJump's
new business intelligence application -...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I recently visited one of HighJump’s manufacturing customers in
Iowa. Their shop floor makes up several product lines, is very
complex and spans over 900,000 square feet. They run our
manufacturing execution system software (MES) to manage the
shop floor and direct over 600 employees. While their...