HighJump Software Receives Green Supply Chain Award

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Green Supply Chain Award recognizes supply chain solution providers that help customers achieve sustainability goals.

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 10, 2014) — HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that it is a recipient of the 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards. The award recognizes providers of supply chain solutions and services that assist customers in achieving measureable sustainability goals.

HighJump Software was chosen from over 100 entries submitted to Supply & Demand Chain Executive based on specific examples of how HighJump Software solutions are helping customers achieve sustainability goals. HighJump™ Warehouse Advantage warehouse management system (WMS) can help companies of all sizes drastically reduce paper needs by moving from paper-based, manual warehouse processes to efficient, computer-controlled warehouse processes. The HighJump WMS also improves product flows and optimizes product movements, which result in more efficient space utilization and shorter travel paths for forklifts and other material handling equipment. In some cases, this increase in automation has allowed customers to consolidate shift operations and save energy by using less lighting and cooling. In addition, customers of the HighJump transportation management system can see a substantial reduction in their carbon footprint thanks to a solution that implements route planning, mode selection and carrier choice. Finally, the HighJump Container Advantage solution optimizes containerization processes by selecting the proper carton size for the best item arrangement, cutting the amount of time and material used in the packing process.

Bicycle products distributor Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) experienced gains in efficiency and reduced waste as a result of implementing HighJump Software’s adaptable supply chain solutions. “The HighJump WMS helped automate our processes and as a result, we’ve cut thousands of pounds of paper each year,” said Paul Zeigle, site production manager, QBP. “We’ve also been able to be more productive in less time, which reduced our hours of operation and saves on lighting and heating costs at our facilities.”

“We are honored to be recognized with this award and especially proud that our customers not only increase their supply chain efficiency with our solutions, but make progress toward their sustainability goals as well,” said Ross Elliott, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, HighJump Software. “Our adaptable solutions make good economic sense and environmental sense.”

Submissions were judged on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy, extent of the steps being taken, the impact of the results to date and projected, as well as the form and presentation of the information.