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Supply Chain Technology Tip of the Day

Choosing an EDI vendor - especially one that integrates its EDI solution with your ERP system - is not simply a matter of choosing a commodity product on the basis of initial cost and perhaps feature sets, in order to meet a retailer's EDI mandate.Haitham Ghadiry

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My Thoughts on What is Happening in the Supply Chain

As an Account Manager at HighJump, I am responsible for helping our customers find cost-effective solutions for their supply chain needs. This position gives me a somewhat unique perspective on trends in the industry through the questions and comments I hear everyday. I look forward to receiving...
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Find HighJump Software at Modex!

Our team is looking forward to attending Modex 2014 March 17-20 in Atlanta! Modex is where the top thinkers and doers in the supply chain gather to discuss today’s trends and tomorrow’s challenges. Stop by and see us at booth #4310! Tell us about your supply chain challenges and learn how our...
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Cheers! Domestic Wines Dominate Bar and Restaurant Sales

I came across yet another example of the changing landscape of wine in the U.S.: Most restaurant and bar customers are buying domestic table wines and accounting for nearly 70 percent of total on-premise wine volume in 2012. Imported table wine volume has remained relatively unchanged. This HighJump...
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Four Steps to a More Resilient Supply Chain

Rapidly changing conditions in today’s economy and marketplace can put any company on edge. How will we keep up? How expensive will it be to adapt to this new change? We can’t change our operations again… This recent article from GreenBiz discusses four ways that companies can achieve dynamic...
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Occupy the Warehouse

Warehouse vacancies have been declining for the last 14 consecutive quarters, according to a Cushman & Wakefield study profiled in Material Handling & Logistics. In fact, online retail has become the fastest growing industry occupying the warehouse space, leading to the lowest industrial vacancy...
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Food Preferences May be Moving to Fresher Options

More U.S. consumers are embracing fresh foods, according to a recent study published by Multi-Sponsor Surveys and noted by BevNet. Only one in six respondents said they have a “great deal” of confidence in food safety – especially imported foods – and identified this perception as one of the major...
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Retail’s Secret Weapon: Brick-and-Mortar Stores

From Amazon to eBay, we’ve been hearing a lot of news from online retailers about same-day or next-day delivery promises. But according to a study by the global management consulting firm Booz & Company, current consumer demands may actually favor brick-and-mortar stores in the race to deliver the...
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Study: Warehouse Technology Investments will Increase by 2018

The Future of Warehousing Survey has found that two-thirds of warehouse professionals plan to expand their investments in technology in the next five years. More than just a cost-savings advantage, today’s warehouse management systems (WMS) are proving to be true competitive differentiators. The...
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Not a Commodity: How a 3PL Can Set Itself Apart

Companies are increasingly turning to logistic services providers to run their manufacturing, warehousing and transportation operations more efficiently and at less cost than they can run it themselves. In the past few years, we have seen many companies outsource logistics to save on operations...
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Are Drones in your Supply Chain Budget Yet?

I just read a fascinating article in Material Handling and Logistics News about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for business use. Although many of us think of drones as military or surveillance devices (and indeed they often are), some companies are using them for day-to-day business...
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Flexible and Adaptable…just like a Twinkie

Hostess announced that the Twinkie is back and will be rolled out to Wal-Mart stores this month, followed by more retailers throughout the U.S. Ho Hos, Suzy Qs and Sno-balls will also soon make their way to store shelves. Health foodies may lament its return, but I think the Twinkie is a good...
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