Expanded Product Functionality, Marquee Retail Customer Wins, and the Hiring of a Retail Industry Expert Are Key Components of Success
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (Sept. 24, 2002) -Today at Frontline Solutions, HighJump Software, the premier provider of the industry`s most adaptable, extended supply chain execution (SCE) solutions, announced that it has continued to gain momentum in the retail sector with new customer wins, enhanced product functionality and the hiring of a key retail industry expert. HighJump`s robust solutions for supply chain execution, collectively known as Supply Chain Advantage™, empower retail customers to address challenges such as meeting the demands of more frequent and on-time store deliveries, effectively managing flow-through, gaining visibility and control of inventory, and driving down the amount of inventory in the supply chain. Over the past year, HighJump`s aggressive focus on the unique challenges faced by retail companies has led to high-profile customer wins with industry leaders such as Circuit City, Verizon and Starbucks.
Circuit City selected HighJump`s solution to improve customer service and streamline operations at all seven of its U.S. distribution facilities, while Starbucks chose HighJump to automate its product distribution network. Like all HighJump customers, these companies required a robust solution that addressed their immediate needs as well as one that would respond quickly and cost-effectively to ever-changing business requirements.
"HighJump is one of the most interesting supply chain execution solution providers because their technology empowers companies to modify the system without the use of custom code. This is a very rare thing in the world of supply chain execution," said Steve Banker, ARC director of supply chain research. "Retail DC implementations are extremely complex, and HighJump`s successful implementation at Circuit City provides further proof of the company`s high-volume, complex implementations."
In September, HighJump hired Joe Nentwig as director, retail business development, to further drive HighJump`s momentum in the retail sector. He brings more than 20 years of retail experience to the company. Mr. Nentwig previously served as vice president of sales at Swisslog Software and held executive positions at Viewlocity and Manhattan Associates, with strong accomplishments in revenue generation in retail.
"Our ability to win a number of the largest retail deals in highly competitive situations and attract top industry talent such as Joe Nentwig, is further validation that HighJump is a key player in the retail vertical," said Chris Heim, president and CEO of HighJump Software. "The robust functionality and unmatched adaptability of our solutions provide a continual source of competitive advantage for HighJump and our customers."
About HighJump Software®
Founded in 1983, HighJump Software is the premier provider of the industry`s most adaptable, extended supply chain execution (SCE) solutions that deliver competitive advantage to manufacturers, distributors, retailers and third-party logistics companies. HighJump Software offers SCE solutions that can be easily and precisely tuned to fit the operational needs of a wide range of organizations from midsize to large companies and divisions of the Fortune 1000. HighJump`s SCE systems are in use at more than 700 companies today. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., HighJump Software can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone at 877-445-4403; or by visiting the Web site at www.highjump.com.