A supply chain company is locating to Fayetteville and is expected to create approximately 180 new jobs in the next five years.
SupplyPike is a startup that specializes in developing and selling supply chain management software for companies that deal in consumer packaged goods. As Arkansas Money & Politics has previously reported, SupplyPike offers software that is divided into five different programs with five different functions: analytics, shipping, data exchange, command center and the marketplace. These functions can be used separately or used together.
The software that SupplyPike provides enables companies to monitor the status of their supply chains and manage their retailer relationships.
“Transportation and logistics are a huge part of the state’s diverse economy,” AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston says. “Tech jobs offer higher wages and more challenging work for a diverse group within our talented labor force. Marry the two together, and that’s exactly the sort of enterprise AEDC is looking to support and help grow.”
SupplyPike was founded as a research and development division of CaseStack, a supply chain company founded in Santa Monica, Calif. CaseStack CEO set up the company’s Research and Development department in 2013, which soon became the CaseStack Cloud Services Division. In 2016, it was spun off to become a separate entity – SupplyPike.
“SupplyPike is incredibly excited to be partnering with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to create new jobs in Arkansas,” SupplyPike President Greg Kessman says. “As the state’s economy continues to grow, attracting and retaining top talent in the region starts with providing diverse and unique job opportunities. We’re thrilled to assist in growing a rich tech community that highlights everything Arkansas has to offer.”