Logo Chair is a leading manufacturer of Officially Licensed Products for NCAA, NBA, MLB, NHL, and Major League Soccer. Listen to how HighJump solutions, both AccellosOne WMS and TrueCommerce EDI, have enabled them for growth by successfully helping them manage:
Customer-specific compliance label libraries
Efficient picking based on order profiles (drop-ship, direct to consumer, traditional wholesale, etc.)
From baseball cards to Pokémon cards, trading cards are everywhere – and Excell Marketing has something to do with that. Excell is the leading category manager for gaming cards, trading cards and impulse trend collectibles in North America.
Excell, an AccellosOne WMS customer, chose to accelerate their operations with Vitech’s HighJump Voice solution, enjoying:
Improved productivity and accuracy
An efficient (and happier) workforce
Reduced overtime and need for swing shifts during busy season
Join us next Thursday, October 15 at 10:00am PT to hear Excell’s story and to learn more about how Vitech’s HighJump Voice solution can extend the power of your AccellosOne WMS.
If you can’t make the October 15 date, register anyway; we’ll send you the recording.
About Vitech Business Group
Vitech is well known in the HighJump community. As a long time Systems Integration Partner, HighJump named Vitech Premier Implementation Collaboration Partner of the Year in 2014. Having more dedicated Vocollect Voice Certified resources than any other Honeywell Partner, Vitech is also HighJump’s Voice Solution Partner. With extensive HighJump and Accellos implementation and voice application experience, Vitech has developed a powerful solution for the HighJump and Accellos platforms, HighJump Voice. Learn more: www.vitechgroup.com
It used to be having an automated warehouse was considered a significant competitive advantage – today, however, it’s just a cost of doing business for all companies looking to remain competitive.
The reason? Keeping your warehouse operations running smoothly is essential to business success. However, with everything from analyzing and implementing optimal storage and picking locations, to monitoring and improving employee productivity, it’s no easy feat.
Here’s where technology can make all the difference!
The right technology solutions make it easier to maximize the space and accessibility of your inventory, help you monitor warehouse activity along with order status in real-time, plus optimize customer service levels – all things that positively impact your bottom line.
In this presentation, we will review the following topics:
Do you have the tools in place to adapt to customer requirements?
Is your warehouse a profit center or cost center?
Do you have visibility into your warehouse processes or is it black box?
Are you keeping up with the competition?
Learning about the “value drivers” and benefits of using warehouse automation interfaced with your ERP.
And more! Register today!
When: Tuesday, October 13th at 2:00 PM-2:45 PM EDT
HighJump announced today it has been named to the 2015 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. HighJump ranked 1,956 of 5,000. HighJump experienced 202 percent growth from 2011 to 2015 and added 570 jobs.
Last year, HighJump Software merged with Accellos. The resulting company, rebranded as HighJump, has 19 offices around the world and added more than 1,100 new customers in 2014. In the past year, HighJump continued to expand the breadth and reach of its solutions with the acquisitions of Atlas Products and Nexternal eCommerce platform.
The leading 3PL and Warehouse Management Solutions provider in Cold Storage invites experts in supply chain and logistics to tell us your story.Take ten minutes out of your busy day to provide us with the benefit of your expertise.
The survey questions are designed to understand, what strategic and tactical operational elements are turning up the heat in the cold storage industry. Are there significant regional differences or has globalization created similar requirements?
In the highly competitive world of cold chain logistics, being the most trusted solution in 3Pl and distribution warehousing is no mean feat. It has taken continuous product development built from customer feedback to build a purpose built solution that is the coolest choice in the market place.
Thinking of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS)? You’re not alone. The days of manual warehouse operations are numbered. Spreadsheets, paper and standalone systems can’t deliver the inventory accuracy and supply chain visibility it takes to stay competitive these days.
Fortunately, today’s best-of-breed WMS solutions have evolved to meet the needs of the SMB market with respect to cost, scalability and ease of use. Time-to-value can be a matter of weeks, even when systems integrations or new warehouse technology are in the mix.
Here are seven of the biggest reasons why 2015 will be the year that your business – along with thousands of other SMB supply chain participants – will make the leap to a WMS:
You don’t want to go through another peak season with your current processes. That leaves two options: curtail that impending growth, or automate.
You’re poised to win your first contract with a major retailer. That means new complexities and compliance concerns, as well as the possibility that chargebacks will wipe out your profits if you don’t automate.
You’re moving to a new warehouse. There’s no way you want to keep your outdated, manual processes at the new facility.
You’re looking at complementary warehouse technology, like carousels and conveyors. But why speed up materials handling if you don’t have a system to give you visibility into what’s going where?
You’ve done e-commerce, CRM and ERP. Now it’s time to “do WMS” and get your warehouse up to speed with your sales and marketing.
You’re involved in a merger or acquisition, and are concerned that you won’t be able to scale warehouse activities to match your growth without putting a WMS in place. Further, a WMS can provide the metrics management needs to predict growth potential, as well as reveal the underlying cost structures required to efficiently integrate new lines of business.
You’ve been hearing about the ROI that other SMBs in today’s omni-channel retail supply chain are accruing from WMS investments. A common metric is that operational savings from implementing a WMS are 20% annually. That means a 10-person warehouse staff currently operating at $50,000 per resource will save $100,000 per year with a WMS. Factor in the “soft benefits” resulting from improved organizational effectiveness, increased customer satisfaction and various capacity improvements, and you’re looking at a rough average ROI of twelve to eighteen months after go-live for a typical WMS.
These kinds of issues and changes may seem daunting. But they also present ideal opportunities to optimize your warehouse to yield superior supply chain visibility, greater operational efficiency and the ability to adapt quickly to ongoing changes in market demands.
Contact us to discuss how a WMS can help your organization in 2015 and beyond.
According to Gartner Inc., one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) “…includes hardware and software acquisition, management and support, communications, end-user expenses and the opportunity cost of downtime, training and other productivity losses.”
When 3PL providers calculate their TCO for their technology investments, the upfront costs are easily definable and measurable, as they mainly include the cost of acquiring the technology. Even support and maintenance costs over the next few years can be ascertained. However, the “True Cost of Ownership” is what outsourced logistics companies need to measure before they invest.
Calculating “True Cost of Ownership” requires answers to the following questions:
Is the software actually created for their 3PL’s specific usage scenarios?
Has it been cobbled together from generic warehousing and distribution use cases?
Will it provide a multi-client servicing environment with a multitude of specific requirements (static or dynamic)?
Do these specific requirements require getting into the code to be set up?
Can profiles be created by administrators on-the-fly, without any programing expertise?
Can the product be easily integrated or will it require months of testing and fault checking?
How much of my team’s time will be spent transitioning from my previous system?
Besides downtime during implementation and deployment, how much uptime can I expect after it goes live?
How much specialized expertise will need to be hired to run the software or implement changes going forward?
Do the vendors know my business today, and are they prepared to develop the product to reflect 3PL-specific customer and market changes in the future?
If the answers to any of these questions gives you cause for concern, then you know that the true cost of ownership is much higher than the price quote you have on your desk. There are many non-3PL software vendors masquerading as 3PL solutions in today’s marketplace.
Red River’s implementation of AccellosOne Transport was recognized as a top project in the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The “100” list recognizes enterprises that provide supply chain excellence to their customers.
Red River Transport is a small rapidly growing trucking company in Texas transporting natural gas, propane, and other commodities across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and employs 25 over-the-road tanker drivers along with a handful of back office workers.
The company has developed a solid reputation for reliable, on-time deliveries in an industry filled with unexpected surprises. With a growing customer base, manual processing of data was beginning to take a toll on employees by increasing their workload and no efficient way to manage and track all of the data. The company turned to the HighJump’s AccellosOne Transport solution to manage its operations.
“HighJump’s AccellosOne Transport solution has completely transformed our back office operations,” said Atticus Miller, president of Red River Transport. “The most valuable asset the software has given us is that we no longer enter data two, three or even four times to get billing, payroll and compliance completed in a timely manner. Rather than chasing down information, any stakeholder can see whatever they need to see whenever they want to see it.”
To read about the Red River project in Supply and Demand Chain Executive, click here.
To see the press release announcing this recognition, click here.
The AccellosOne WMS team is getting excited for Sage Summit 2015 taking place in America’s culture-rich, New Orleans. The conference will be held July 27-30 at the newly renovated Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Don’t miss out on these four incredible days – one unforgettable event, the time to register is now!
Sage Summit is an annual conference that brings together businesses across the country to discuss strategies, explore new techniques, and engage in meaningful conversations. It is an opportunity for small to midsized businesses to expand their knowledge base and stimulate growth, profitability, and competitive advantage.
Our team is looking forward to hearing our customers’ stories and discussing how our applications can help propel their business forward. We’re bringing to market an expanded product portfolio with many more exciting components than we had in Summit 2014. And, it doesn’t stop there. We will be announcing our WMS integration with Sage ERP X3, stay tuned and drop in our booth for exclusive details!
We value the partnership we’ve created with Sage over the many years and are proud to be a Sponsor of this year’s event. With many of our team members in attendance we look forward to connecting with you at Booth 625! Please contact us anytime with questions about the event, our seamless integration with Sage ERP, or activities at our booth. See you on the trade floor!
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain software, and PeopleNet, a leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced the release of an enhanced integration between HighJump’s Prophesy Dispatch Transportation Management Solution and PeopleNet’s mobile communications interface.
The interface between Prophesy Dispatch and PeopleNet’s mobile communications solution is designed to allow dispatchers and drivers to focus more on their jobs and less on the legwork of communicating load information. The newly expanded interface will allow load information to be sent automatically to the driver’s in-cab device including origin; address; city; state; destination; goods information including weight, pieces and pallets; scheduled pick up date; and delivery date and time. It also enables the driver to send and receive key logistical information such as actual arrival and departure times; bill of lading numbers; inventory measures such as number of goods and quantities broken down into weight, pallet and pieces; trailer number and more.