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    Sheetz to Streamline Store Replenishment

    New warehouse management system expected to also reduce IT costs.

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.-- Sheetz has selected the HighJump warehouse management system (WMS) to streamline its supply chain operations that replenish its more than 370 retail locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.

    According to HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, Sheetz began the search for a new warehouse management system as part of an initiative to lower IT costs and reduce business risk. "Our previous system was expensive to maintain and performing system upgrades was cost-prohibitive," said Eric Foose, software services manager of Sheetz. "By not staying current on the most recent version we introduced unnecessary risk to business operations."

    With the new warehouse management system, Sheetz is able to replicate many of its current best-practice business processes and have a simplified upgrade process which reduces total cost of ownership. The system will manage replenishment to all retail locations from Sheetz’s distribution center which includes product storage at frozen, refrigerated and ambient temperatures. Additionally, the warehouse management system will manage Sheetz’s food production facility which creates ready-to-eat food products including sandwiches, wraps, subrolls, burger buns, donuts, and baked sweet goods.

    In a single warehouse management system, HighJump is able to provide functionality for Sheetz’s retail distribution and food and beverage production.

    "We had a complex set of requirements to support our operation which includes retail replenishment and food production," said Darrin Pohar, director of operations for Sheetz. "Through a detailed proof-of-concept, HighJump was able to show us exactly how they would support our operations. This attention to detail proved to us that HighJump really understood our objectives. I was surprised by how easy it was to configure their system to our needs, without having to make rigid customized coding changes."

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