Friday, May 17, 2013
The fast-changing demands and whims of consumers are perhaps most
apparent in the retail industry: One week, an item may be in style
or trending – and then what seems like just days later, sales fall
and consumers have moved on to something new. To keep up, retailers
need a supply chain that helps...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We’ve seen a growing understanding among our customers about how
their supply chains and supply chain management software directly
influence the bottom line of the entire company. As a result, more
companies are taking the time to align their supply chain
strategies with their business strategies....
Monday, April 8, 2013
An article from ChainLink Research states that that use of
mobile devices is evolving in the supply chain software world.
Cloud, software and hardware technologies have significantly
increased the demand and use of mobile for B2B purposes. More
importantly, as ChainLink notes, these technologies...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The market for transportation management systems (TMS) increased in
2012 and is expected to continue strong throughout 2013. Logistics
Management’s Annual Software Users Survey found that 37 percent of
companies were using a TMS in 2012, up from 32 percent in 2011. The
summary of survey findings...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Supply chain management is becoming more global and complex, and in
addition to rising customer expectations, companies must reassess
priorities to stay efficient. In a recent video interview,
SupplyChainBrain reports on three priorities for supply chain and
logistics technology: Ensure visibility...
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...
Friday, March 15, 2013
HighJump’s senior vice president of product strategy and
development, Dan Radunz, was asked to participate in a roundtable
discussion of supply chain software challenges and solutions. That
discussion can be found in Part 1 and Part 2 on Manufacturing
Business Technology’s website. Dan notes some of...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A recent SupplyChainBrain article reported on “supply chain
segmentation” with Chris Gordon of Wipro Technologies explaining
the idea and its benefits. Companies segmenting supply
chains based on category are common, though the less common
approach is the “cost to serve” concept. This is when a...
Monday, February 25, 2013
HighJump's director of product strategy, Chuck Fuerst, authored
this article in Manufacturing Business Technology about cloud-based
warehouse management systems (WMS). HighJump was one of the first
WMS companies to deploy in the cloud, and our software provides a
foundation of best practices for...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
As in other manufacturing supply chains, grocery manufacturers,
wholesalers, distributers and food retailers are increasingly
collaborating to enhance supply chain efficiency, reduce costs and
strengthen the bottom line. A key way to drive down costs and
improve communication for both suppliers and...