We're thrilled with the success of the implementation in our Brooklyn facility and with the operational improvements we've seen with the HighJump system.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. & EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (PRWEB) October 6, 2008
Empire Merchants, which ships in excess of 10 million units per year, looks forward to realizing significant improvements that will help the company maintain its competitiveness and leadership role in the industry. Improvements will include:
Increased inventory accuracy and real-time inventory capabilities A more streamlined inventory replenishment process Trucks being loaded on time or ahead of schedule Operational efficiencies in receiving and put-away Empire Merchants LLC was created in February 2007 through the combination of two New York area wine and spirits distributors—Peerless Importers and Charmer Industries. The company currently operates two separate facilities as a result of the business combination. In January 2009 all shipping operations will be consolidated into one distribution center, and the other distribution center will serve as a storage and replenishment site.
CIBER has worked with Empire for the past 18 months helping them identify opportunities for supply chain performance improvement, identifying areas of cost reduction, and developing key performance indicators to measure progress.
"We chose CIBER as our implementation and integration partner based on their previous project experience with us and their history of significant implementations with other wine and spirits distributors," said Tony Magliocco, Empire Merchants' Chief Operating Officer. "We're thrilled with the success of the implementation in our Brooklyn facility and with the operational improvements we've seen with the HighJump system."
"HighJump Software and CIBER have a strong track record of partnering to deliver powerful warehouse management solutions to wine and spirits distributors," said Timothy Campbell, President and CEO, HighJump Software. "With HighJump Software, companies like Empire Merchants can easily manage the complexities of beverage distribution while keeping total cost of ownership low."
"We are pleased to have developed such a strong working partnership with Empire Merchants and to be a contributor to the streamlining successes that they have enjoyed," said Cal Petty, Director of CIBER's Supply Chain Practice. "CIBER has long-standing experience within the food and beverage industry and is delighted to have helped such a large organization increase its supply chain efficiencies and to position itself for success for years to come."
About CIBER, Inc.
CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services and reliable delivery for both private and government sector clients. CIBER's services are offered globally on a project- or strategic-staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., CIBER now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 25 European offices and seven offices in Asia/Pacific. Operating in 18 countries, with more than 8,500 employees and annual revenue of approximately $1.2 billion, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients' systems to "competitive advantage status." CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, the Reliable Global IT Services Partner. http://www.ciber.com.
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