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ALP goes for HighJump

Steve Rogerson
February 28, 2017

Ally Logistic Property (ALP), a Taipei-based third-party logistics provider, has selected HighJump’s warehouse management system (WMS) for its rollout at several distribution centres in Taiwan.
There has been growing demand for warehousing in Taiwan over the past several years. That trend led ALP to open a 150,000-square-metre smart logistics park called Logistic Republic in northern Taipei. The company also added 10,000 square metres of space in Taoyuan County, where 70 per cent of Taiwan’s logistics properties are located.
ALP designed different warehouses within its logistics park, including warehouses built specifically for boutique clothing, cosmetics and perfume, organic food, red wine, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and cold storage. These facilities have attracted brands such as Johnnie Walker, LVMH, VSOP, Philips, Ferrero and Estee Lauder that want to move their logistics into Taiwan.
“The flexibility of the HighJump WMS allows us to easily connect to our customers’ systems, reducing the chance for mistakes,” said Albert Rang (pictured right), vice general manager of ALP. “HighJump’s unique platform architecture is a perfect fit for our business; it’s truly owned by the user instead of forcing us to go back to the software vendor to customise the WMS for new business processes.”
ALP executives said that roughly 70 per cent of the warehouse market in Taiwan lacked the technology and best practices to keep up with the complex demands of today’s customers. ALP sought a global partner equipped with a deep industry knowledge and understanding of today’s current needs as it eyed continued future expansion.
“We needed a flexible solution that could be implemented quickly for our fast-growing, diverse customer base,” said Rang. “When we discover an innovative idea that could improve the efficiency of our supply chain and need to make a sudden alteration to our operations, the HighJump system allows us to make changes very quickly. We chose HighJump because they were the only supply chain execution software provider that proved they could meet our complex requirements.”
Minnesota-based HighJump senior vice president David Houser (pictured left) added: “ALP presents an exciting partnership for HighJump because it operates in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. The ability to have an anchor customer within the region will provide years of growth and value for both organisations. We look forward to cooperating with ALP in several other in-construction Logistic Republics in the coming year.”