Supply Chain Advantage 8.0

Supply Chain Advantage 8.0

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - HighJump Software, a 3M company, a global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution solutions, today announced the release of HighJump Supply Chain Advantage 8.0. This release of HighJump's comprehensive solution suite combines a multitude of product enhancements and an improved graphical user interface on its fully Microsoft .NET-enabled platform. HighJump customers will benefit from enhanced enterprise readiness, seamless integration with existing business systems, additional best practices-based functionality and ease of workflow configuration.

"HighJump continues its commitment to providing superior supply chain execution functionality that delivers bottom-line results for our customers," said Chris Heim, president, HighJump Software. "With an enhanced adaptability platform and robust product suite, HighJump remains the partner of choice for innovative, high-growth companies facing diverse supply chain challenges."

Supply Chain Advantage 8.0 includes many noteworthy enhancements:

Warehouse management: HighJump continues to strengthen its flagship Warehouse Advantage solution based on the latest best practices, emerging industry trends and customer feedback. Full integration between HighJump's WMS and the latest version of Vocollect's Voice-Directed Distribution adds voice-enabled picking options configurable by warehouse, specific pick area or specific employee. Additionally, HighJump added functionality to deepen the replenishment model for top-off replenishment, quantity-based replenishments, and dynamic calculation of replenishment quantities based on demand. The solution's supply chain visibility was also enhanced by adding a complete set of executive dashboard performance metrics and Web pages.

Manufacturing execution: Manufacturing Advantage, HighJump's robust and adaptable manufacturing execution system (MES), contains numerous enhanced features designed to improve shop floor performance. A scheduling workbench allows planners and schedulers to effectively manage production against a set schedule. The solution also includes stronger shop floor production reporting and asset management capabilities that assist customers in tracking operational efficiency. Throughout the production process, customers can capture and track quality management data and other key product attributes used for material traceability and genealogy.

Yard management: HighJump has strengthened the functionality of its Yard Advantage solution through a graphical user interface, drag-and-drop yard moves, multi-yard support and real-time location tracking for trailers. Customers can now visualize their yards on-screen and make necessary adjustments based on real-time inventory usage requirements. Real-time visualization of trailer positions helps ensure yard security and fast inventory tracking.

Platform: HighJump's Advantage Platform serves as a common foundation for all solutions in the company's Supply Chain Advantage suite, thus promoting seamless information sharing among applications and the continued ability to complete upgrades in a matter of hours. A next-generation Web interface now spans all applications and provides users with easily configurable screens. Version 8.0's advanced platform features support customers with increased enterprise readiness to help them manage the demands of growth in their businesses as well as efficient multi-site deployments. The new platform also includes support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Oracle 10g. HighJump has added functionality that further facilitates compliance with changing governmental and regulatory requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley and FDA 21 CFR Part 11. Throughout these platform enhancement efforts, HighJump continues to improve the way it enables product localizations for its global customer base.

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