2005 Supply Chain Innovator Awards
Supply Chain Manufaturing & Logistics
By Supply Chain Systems Staff
October 13, 2005
End User Company:
Marketer of scrapbook photo albums, papers, supplies, tools, stickers, and accessories through more than 90,000 sales consultants in 11 countries. One of the top 10 party-plan direct-sales businesses in the U.S.
Key Tech Providers:
HighJump Software (a 3M company), Lightning Pick and SAP
Creative Memories’ warehouse management system (WMS) just wasn’t yielding the results it required in terms of operational efficiency. As the growing company neared completion of its new, 350,000-square-foot facility in St. Cloud, MN, it decided to upgrade to Warehouse Advantage from HighJump Software. Now the company runs a fully integrated solution that includes interfacing between Warehouse Advantage and HighJump’s solutions for slotting, supply chain visibility, and containerization. In turn, these solutions interface directly to Creative Memories’ SAP ERP system, conveyors, and PCC Systems’ Lightning Pick pick-to-light system. Creative Memories also rolled out Warehouse Advantage at its facilities in Sparks, NV, and Richmond, VA. Order requests submitted via phone, fax, and the Web that typically contain 40 to 50 different SKUs go directly into SAP before heading to Warehouse Advantage for the pick/pack/ship process.