FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Convenience-store retailer Cumberland Farms has chosen HighJump Warehouse Advantage as its warehouse management system (WMS).
“Last year, we made the decision to find a WMS that would not only modernize operations at our distribution center but prepare us for future growth,” said George Fournier, vice president of supply chain at Cumberland Farms, Framingham, Mass.
The chain needed a solution to replace its outdated homegrown system, a decades-old platform with limited WMS capabilities, it said. The company wanted to increase productivity and improve inventory and order accuracy at its 555,000-square-foot distribution center while maintaining scalability. That one warehouse acts as the hub for Cumberland Farms, which has nearly 600 convenience stores in eight states and more than 6,000 employees.
HighJump Warehouse Advantage will allow the distribution center to use system-directed operations, taking advantage of both radio frequency and voice technologies.
“Food and beverage suppliers face particular challenges like temperature and quality control,” Fournier said.
“Stocking close to 600 stores with a variety of food and beverage products requires careful coordination that can only be supported with highly adaptable warehouse technology,” HighJump COO Chad Collins said.
HighJump, Minneapolis, is a global provider of supply-chain network solutions. Its suite of warehouse management, business integration, transportation management and retail/direct-store-delivery (DSD) solutions form a complete and adaptable platform.