3M launches new warehouse management system for growing SMEs

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3M, the diversified technology company, has announced a fast track sister product to its existing warehouse management system (WMS), HighJump Warehouse Advantage from 3M.

Launched by the international operating arm of HighJump Software, 3M Supply Chain Solutions, the new HighJump Warehouse Advantage-45 products implementation path can give fast-growing enterprises a quick-win route to substantial operating efficiencies and access to a level of service and support often reserved for tier 1 enterprises.

This WMS is designed to be fully implemented within 45 business days, and was developed specifically for SMEs and the challenges they face increasing efficiency in a rapidly evolving business environment. The WMS will provide benefits such as visibility and tracking of inbound orders, accurate receiving, directed put-away, rapid picking, shipping and replenishment, but can also be readily extended to accommodate business expansion and changing needs. It is built on the same world-class technology as the tier 1 HighJump Warehouse Advantage WMS from 3M Supply Chain Solutions.

According to 3M, a key advantage of the short 45-day deployment timeframe is the rapid return on investment it is expected to bring. Implementations will be structured by a detailed playbook directing daily activity and providing specific instructions by role and responsibility. In addition, a flexible pricing structure for the product includes both license and subscription-based options. Companies can purchase only the functionality they need, then add more complex features and modules as needed over time.

Were excited to launch the HighJump Warehouse Advantage-45 solution to meet a growing need for small- to mid-size companies to manage their distribution and growth, said Leo Valentin, General Manager, 3M Supply Chain Solutions, EMEA. We expect the product to see wide adoption both in the UK and across Europe.

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3M has pioneered innovation since 1902 and, today, invests more than $1.5 billion a year in R&D. It has applied its expertise in RFID technology to deliver biometric passports; it is using its understanding of the healthcare industry to provide hospitals with infection prevention and detection solutions; and its digital signage offerings are revolutionising the way businesses communicate with their customers, their employees and the general public.

3M employs 75,000 people worldwide to deliver more than 55,000 products to customers in some 200 countries. Its diverse technologies touch nearly every aspect of modern life, serving markets such as consumer and office, display and graphics, electronics and communications, healthcare, industrial and transportation, safety and protection services, and security systems.

The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing 3850 people across 17 locations, including 11 manufacturing sites. Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, respirators, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners.

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