Transport routes and supply chains can best handle the booming e-commerce sector with the help of smart software and the latest infrastructure. Experts from HighJump, together with partners like Fortna and iWMS, are working for retailers worldwide. They have helped to set up a logistics center in South Africa that is one of the most modern on the continent.
Globalization, new technologies, and market players are putting greater demands on logistics around the world. “This is a revolutionary time for the supply chain. The level of automation, in particular, is increasing at an unprecedented speed,” says David Houser, Senior Vice President International Sales and Operations at HighJump. The company, which has its headquarters in Minneapolis, USA, belongs to the Körber Business Area Logistics Systems. HighJump develops digital supply chain management and cloud solutions for more than 4,000 companies, ranging from medium-size enterprises to big corporations. According to logistics expert Houser, this development is being mainly driven not only by technological innovations but also, above all, by the changed consumer behavior of a new generation of digital shoppers. After all, being “always on” is an essential element of the online commerce ecosystem.