The Logistics behind that Halloween Candy

Oct. 20, 2004
HighJump Software, a 3M company, the global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution (SCE) solutions

HighJump Software, a 3M company, the global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution (SCE) solutions, today announced that Farley's & Sathers Candy Co. is effectively managing its rapid expansion with successful system go-lives. Farley's & Sathers has experienced significant growth through acquisition and increased sales of its base brands. The company implemented HighJump's warehouse management system (WMS) to better manage inventory and help maintain high customer service levels. Through a coordinated effort between HighJump and Farley's and Sathers, accelerated implementations were completed at three separate facilities. Farley's and Sathers' three facilities are now online and taking advantage of the benefits offered by Supply Chain Advantage, which have included significant improvements in inventory visibility and full control over product expiration dates.

After evaluating several SCE vendor offerings to accommodate its growing stable of brands and expanding list of SKUs, Farley's & Sathers selected HighJump to provide the software and implementation services required for its facilities in Minnesota, Tennessee and Illinois. The company now utilizes HighJump's warehouse management and management visibility solutions to carry out fulfillment and distribution operations for customers nationwide. Farley's and Sathers has achieved significant improvements in inventory visibility and control over product rotation. The ability to derive expiration dates from lot codes has increased the company's ability to manage inventory rotation and to maintain high levels of product freshness.

"We've used the HighJump SCE product to support our inventory management and order fulfillment processes," said Kurt Schultz, vice president of operations of Farley's & Sathers. "As a fast-growing business, we rely heavily on efficient fulfillment and distribution to get our product to market on time."

"HighJump is proud that the three roll-outs of the Farley's & Sathers system have generated strong productivity improvements, and we're happy to add them to our growing list of satisfied customers," said Chris Heim, president of HighJump Software. "Farley's & Sathers will be able to leverage Supply Chain Advantage's adaptability to accommodate new and changing process requirements as they arise, keeping total cost of ownership low."