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3M, the provider of adaptable supply chain execution software, recently announced the latest release of its HighJump Software Supply Chain Advantage product suite.
This latest release addresses customer demand for new warehouse management system (WMS) functionality as well as including a host of new platform capabilities intended to help global companies roll-out the product across multiple countries and businesses.
One of the new languages supported is Polish - a key requirement considering the growing number of Eastern Europeans starting work in UK warehouses every year.
The adaptable architecture of our software allows users to choose the language they work in, so a Polish worker can work in his native language alongside colleagues working in English. Customers tell us this improves productivity as well as job satisfaction commented Hugh Murphy, UK Business Manager of 3Ms Supply Chain Solutions Division
3M is constantly developing its software and we are responding to increased customer demand for Polish language support.
According to a recent Government report (1), of the 600,000 Eastern Europeans who have come to work in the UK this year, the majority are from Poland. This demonstrates just how important Polish language capability is in the UK. The same government report showed that over 25,000 of these new workers found employment in Britains warehouses.
About HighJump Software
HighJump Software, a 3M company, is a global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution solutions that streamline manufacturing and distribution from the point of source through consumption. HighJump's integrated solutions empower operational excellence in the warehouse and optimize the flow of inventory throughout the supply chain by facilitating collaboration with customers, suppliers and trading partners. These solutions combine robust, standard functionality; a best practices-based implementation methodology; and a uniquely adaptable architecture that facilitates fast, cost-effective system modifications. HighJump leads the supply chain execution software industry in financial strength and delivers on an unmatched commitment to innovation and quality.
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