Roll Call for Sage Summit 2015

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!

Whether you’re looking to solve a key business challenge, evaluate the Sage product offering, or acquire successful strategies from your peers, you’ll have access to a wealth of interactive experiences through the impressive agenda, speaker lineup, and thought leaders. Discounted hotel packages are still available and if you act now you may also be able to get airfare discount.

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!

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HighJump and PeopleNet Announce Enhanced Mobile Communications Integration

Prophesy2014_HighJump Product RGBHighJump, 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.

Read the full press release. 

Top 10 Reasons why Accellos is the Preferred Cold Chain Solution

Why are we the preferred solution for more cold chain enterprises around the world than any vendor?

You might get a variety of reasons based on which company you ask, but here are the Top Ten overall;

  1. Breadth and depth of capabilities
  2. Deep domain expertise – built and supported by 3PL experts
  3. Decades of experience supplying solutions to the industry
  4. Rapid implementation and deployment
  5. Configurable for multi-client operations
  6. Knowledgeable and responsive technical and user support
  7. Expert Training
  8. Industry leading benchmarks for service level agreement compliance
  9. Flexible pricing options – SaaS, Perpetual, On-Premise, Cloud
  10. Highly available and extensible architecture

 

Our customers on the Top 25 lists include:

North America:

  • Americold Logistics
  • Lineage Logistics
  • Preferred Freezer Services
  • VersaCold Logistics Services
  • Nordic Logistics and Warehousing,LLC
  • Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co.
  • Congebec Logistics, Inc.
  • Hanson Logistics
  • Conestoga Cold Storage
  • Confederation Freezers
  • Brookfield Cold Storage
  • Interstate Cold Storage, Inc.
  • Halls Warehouse Corporation
  • MTC Logistics
  • Nor-Am Cold Storage, Inc.

To see a full list of the North American Top 25 list, please click here

http://www.gcca.org/resources/industry-topics/cold-chain-market-research-trends/iarw-top-25-list-of-largest-refrigerated-warehousing-and-logistics-companies/iarw-north-american-top-25/

 

Global:

  • Americold Logistics
  • Lineage Logistics
  • Swire Group
  • Preferred Freezer Services
  • VersaCold Logistics Services
  • Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, LLC.
  • Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co.
  • Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V.
  • Congebec Logistics, Inc.
  • Hanson Logistics
  • Conestoga Cold Storage

To see a full list of the Global Top 25 list, please click here

http://www.gcca.org/resources/industry-topics/cold-chain-market-research-trends/iarw-top-25-list-of-largest-refrigerated-warehousing-and-logistics-companies/iarw-global-top-25-list/

HighJump and Grizella Announce Enhanced Carrier Monitoring Integration

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management solutions, and Grizella, a software provider for the freight transportation industry, today announced powerful enhancements to the integration between HighJump’s Prophesy DispatchSeries Software and Grizella’s SaferWatch™, a motor carrier risk management solution.

Prophesy DispatchSeries Software, the industry-leading transportation management solution designed to manage all aspects of a trucking or freight brokerage operation, has expanded its popular interface with SaferWatch™, the market leading carrier qualification, onboarding and monitoring solution, which pulls data from multiple government agencies including FMCSA, DOT, SMS, and A.M. Best.

The enhanced integration allows users to view Carrier Certificates of Insurance data, as well as to download the actual CERT instantly and store it in the Dispatch Document Imaging module. The Dispatch system will automatically monitor unlimited Carrier Insurance Certificates, and the user will receive alerts in real-time directly within their Prophesy Dispatch Software solution.

Read the full press release. 

HighJump Acquires Nexternal

nexternalHighJump, a global provider of supply chain management solutions today announced that it has acquired Nexternal, a leading cloud-based eCommerce platform provider based in California.

Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers.  Nexternal’s platform includes a functionally rich order management system that captures both business-to-business and business-to-consumer orders, via standard and mobile web browsers. Going beyond traditional eCommerce, companies use Nexternal’s commerce platform to run call centers, generate and manage subscription orders, retrieve Amazon marketplace orders, create club orders and receive orders from other systems via its API.  The system acts as the single hub for all pricing, promotions, status and customer care related to the order management lifecycle. 

Read the full press release. 

Is Your Warehouse Ready for FSMA Compliance?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) shifts the focus of federal regulators, especially the FDA, from reacting to food contamination to preventing it. The first major upgrade to America’s food protection system since the 1930s, FSMA gives the FDA sweeping new powers to regulate how food is grown, imported and stored.

Prompted by the escalation of food-borne illnesses and costly food recalls in recent years, FSMA’s mandate to protect the public will certainly impact food warehouses and food logistics providers.

The initial guidance that President Obama signed into law in 2011 is essentially a blueprint. FSMA requires the FDA to undertake more than a dozen rulemakings and issue over ten guidance documents, as well as an array of reports, plans, notices, and other information. Public comment on revised provisions are still under review, but the comment period closed on December 15, 2014.

Publication of revised guidelines is therefore imminent, and most businesses will be required to be in compliance within one year after publication of the final rule. Now is the time to get ready for the new rules.

FSMA specifically emphasizes the role that warehouse and logistics providers play to keep food safe. All FDA registered facilities, which includes warehouses and distribution centers, will be required to implement preventive controls.

Though the specifics of these controls are not yet spelled out in their entirety, there is no doubt that warehouses and others in the food supply chain will be mandated to provide traceability and recall of goods from raw ingredients to final product. This is essential for compliance with lot traceability requirements to support efficient recalls.

When a recall occurs – and they will – all partners in the food supply chain will need to demonstrate complete visibility and detailed tracking capabilities at the lot level. Is your warehouse management system (WMS) up to the task?

Inability to prove basic FSMA compliance for recall purposes is likely to hurt your business, as retailers and manufacturers will seek warehouses that can provide traceability to support recalls as part of their own FSMA compliance efforts. Beyond that, there could be further repercussions such as FDA fines and sanctions.

Depending on the severity of a violation, penalties could range up to pulling your FDA registration, which would put you out of business. Other FDA enforcement actions could include warning letters and mandatory recalls. Worse than the sanction itself could be the resulting brand and reputational damage to your operation.

If you are currently unable to track and trace any item by lot number, you will need to bring these traceability capabilities online within the next year or so. You will probably need to prove compliance to retailers, manufacturers, and other supply chain partners well before you need to demonstrate it to the FDA.

To learn how a family-owned food manufacturer achieved seamless inventory accuracy to meet the needs of large retailers in only five weeks, while achieving significant cost savings, download our Arthur Schuman case study.

To start a conversation with WMS experts on how to bring lot-level traceability online quickly and cost-effectively, contact Accellos.

 

 

Elevating 3PL Performance to the Next Level

DSC03684The HighJump User Conference in Las Vegas (April 19 -22, 2015) brought together experts to discuss the state of the industry and give partners and customers tools to help their businesses continue to grow and succeed.

In the highly competitive outsourced logistics industry, the battle for retaining existing customers is constantly being fought. Meeting service level agreements (SLAs) based benchmarks requires leveraging all the resources of the organization to deliver optimal performance at every touch point. Staying profitable and attracting new customers is mission critical for growing the business.

A reorganization brings together three pillar applications – HighJump TMS, HighJump DSD, and AccellosOne Enterprise 3PL WMS with the HighJump Essentials suite of standalone applications. This combined solution is a unified platform for end to end strategic and transactional visibility across warehouse, inbound and outbound transportation with direct store delivery.

Joe Couto, Chief Operating Officer, HighJump said “Your enterprises are recognized as top performers in your markets as a result of consistently meeting and exceeding your stakeholders’ (internal and external customers) expectations. We enable lifecycle management of the various facets of your multi-client operations and we thank you for empowering your teams with our dependable, scalable and configurable technology to accomplish this feat of excellence consistently.”

HighJump Announces Upcoming Release of the HighJump One Platform

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, today announced the upcoming release of the HighJump One Platform, a next generation solution platform built upon the technologically advanced solutions currently available from HighJump and Accellos.  The HighJump One Platform is an HTML5 centric application platform, providing the foundation upon which HighJump’s solutions will be delivered.  The company expects to begin shipments in the latter part of the third quarter of 2015.

The HighJump One Platform provides broad support for browsers and devices, delivers a common experience across HighJump’s product lines, and serves as an internet scale model for future acquisitions and organic software investments.  

Read the full press release. 

Dan Baker Addresses ProphesySeries Group on Driver Retention

Dan Baker

“The question is not ‘how do we recruit more drivers’, it is how do we build the kind of company that drivers want to work for.”

Dan Baker, Trucking Senior Statesman, addressed the ProphesySeries group at Elevate 2015 this morning on the subject of Driver Retention. Using real-life scenarios, highlighting generational differences, and a quick wit that had the group laughing; Baker illustrated the importance of relationship building and a family-based environment within a successful trucking company.

He pointed out 4 items that Company Owners should keep in mind:

  1. The bigger you get, the further you get from the guy who got you there.
  2. The more things you pay attention to, the less attention you pay to each one.
  3. The first thing you think about, tends to be the last thing you just heard.
  4. The more time that you repeat a function, the less important it becomes to you.

He went on to highlight the importance of trucking company owners keeping their ears open with the goal of learning and helping their drivers to feel genuinely valued. “What you need to hear is a lot more important than what you need to say, said Baker. “Feel the pulse of your business. Learn to hear between the lines.”

Elevate 2015 Kicks Off!

Elevate1We kicked off our annual user conference, Elevate 2015, last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In addition to many networking opportunities and fun entertainment, the conference offers hundreds of educational sessions for our customers.

  • Product-focused sessions to help customers take full advantage of their solutions.
  • Customer case study sessions featuring customers sharing how they’ve elevated their businesses.
  • Partner-led sessions feature industry trends and best practices.
  • Product-planning sessions provide a unique opportunity for you to gain insights and give feedback into planned developments for your software.

 The conference kicked off Sunday evening with a poolside cocktail reception, giving the over 150 HighJump employees in at Elevate the opportunity to welcome hundreds of customers.

 

This morning, attendees saw a lineup of keynote speakers that included:

  • Mike Cornel, HighJump CEO
  • Ross Elliot, HighJump Chief Strategy Office
  • Kate Vitasek, author, educator and business consultantMike Cornell 
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