Beverage Industry Innovator Buffalo Rock Continues to Extend Its HighJump Software Delivery Management Solutions
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HighJump Software, a 3M company, a global provider of supply chain execution solutions, today announced that Buffalo Rock has improved efficiency by more than 20 percent since implementing HighJump DDE (distribution and delivery engine) in 14 distribution centers. Buffalo Rock, North America’s largest single-family-owned Pepsi-Cola bottler, deployed HighJump DDE to build on the benefits it has achieved from HighJump Software’s mobile sales and delivery solutions, HighJump Mobile Sales Advantage and HighJump RouteXpress. These applications provide real-time sales and delivery execution information to employees across more than 800 routes in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Buffalo Rock, recently named “Bottler of the Year” by Beverage Industry Magazine, continues its focus on advanced technology applications as a key component of its supply chain strategy and success. The HighJump solutions are integral in helping the bottler meet Pepsi-driven initiatives relating to advance shipment notices, equipment service data, and reporting and tracking compliance.
Buffalo Rock also relies on its suite of HighJump Software applications to support continuous process improvement efforts. For example, HighJump DDE has allowed Buffalo Rock to measure the effectiveness of its divisions using a balanced scorecard approach. This takes into consideration metrics such as stock-outs, error-free truck loading and the quality of product builds.
HighJump DDE has enabled Buffalo Rock to reduce shipping errors, enhance visibility and optimize space and deliveries at each stop with efficient loading and unloading. The solution has helped the company move to a cart system, where orders in the distribution center are built on rolling containers that are loaded on trucks and moved directly into retail stores.
“The HighJump solutions help us increase productivity and maximize profitability, and we look forward to driving additional efficiency and process improvement,” said Jim Jernigan, general manager, financial operations, Buffalo Rock. “More importantly, we’re able to put the right information in the hands of our employees, which enables them to respond swiftly to our clients’ needs.”
“Buffalo Rock is a true technology leader. The success the company has achieved with its HighJump solutions and overall approach of moving its business forward through technology is impressive,” said Chris Varney, general manager, Delivery Division, HighJump Software. “We’re looking forward to continuing our strong partnership.”
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