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HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite 9.0 released

3M Europe : 14 June, 2007  (New Product)
3M's HighJump Software, a global provider of adaptable supply chain execution solutions, announced the release of HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite 9.0. The new release includes many noteworthy enhancements to individual applications as well as the company
The compnay continues to deliver comprehensive solutions that combine rich functionality with a high level of flexibility to help customers better manage material flows from source to consumption.

“HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite 9.0 includes improvements in internationalization, better support for enterprise readiness, and an updated user interface and overall experience,” said Jon Kuerschner, vice president of Applications, HighJump Software. “In addition to creating deeper functionality in core modules and incorporating industry best practices, we based many of the enhancements on feedback from our customers. They know better than anyone the areas where we can help them improve their operations, stay ahead of the competition, and continue their rapid growth.”

HighJump Supply Chain Advantage 9.0 includes many new features:

Warehouse Management: HighJump Software’s flagship warehouse management system, HighJump Warehouse Advantage, contains numerous updates in line with the latest requirements for effective fulfillment and distribution. In particular, this release deepens product support for distribution centers with complex, high-volume parcel shipping requirements. Numerous enhancements for cross-docking, inventory moves, purchase order handling and voice container picking offer advanced support for streamlining productivity. Also, this release supports complete and seamless integration between the warehouse management system and HighJump Software’s newly acquired transportation management system.

Manufacturing Execution: HighJump Manufacturing Advantage features a new, Web-based touch-screen user interface which has been optimized for the shop floor. This release also extends HighJump Manufacturing Advantage’s material flow management to support lean manufacturing methods. By orchestrating the fluid movement of material through manufacturing processes, HighJump Manufacturing Advantage enables companies to meet tight production schedules without increasing inventory levels or adding labor. Material tracking and genealogy capabilities have also been enhanced to provide a greater level of inventory visibility and control of components and finished goods.

Labor Management: HighJump Labor Advantage ships with updates based on feedback from early adopters of the product. Goal times can now be displayed to employees prior to a work assignment, and actual performance as well as overall daily performance are shown upon task completion. This latest version also includes improved reporting, new travel attributes and rules, as well as a standard API for interfacing a time and attendance system for clock-in and clock-out data.

Transportation Management: In July, HighJump Software acquired Pinnacle Distribution Concepts Inc., a leading transportation management system provider specializing in the delivery of Web-based, on-demand solutions. The product formerly called FreightLogic is now called HighJump Transportation Advantage. This release includes full integration between HighJump Warehouse Advantage and HighJump Transportation Advantage. Additionally, new features help transportation planners identify orders requiring transportation planning using user-defined rules.

Platform: HighJump Software continues its long history of delivering adaptable software by making strong investments in its platform and adaptability toolset. These updates improve customers’ ability to adapt supply chain and manufacturing processes to meet ongoing demands. The company has enhanced the adaptability tools customers use to configure business processes. New features include integrated version control, full support for international operations and an Enterprise Application Repository. The repository provides a central storage location for business processes used in multiple applications and environments.
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