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TMCNet:  Major Brands Reports Significant Increase in Productivity with HighJump Software Warehouse Management System

[December 11, 2012]

Major Brands Reports Significant Increase in Productivity with HighJump Software Warehouse Management System

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that Major Brands, Missouri's largest beer, wine and spirits distributor, has realized significant increases in efficiency and productivity since it implemented the HighJump warehouse management system in its St. Louis warehouse.

The HighJump warehouse management system (WMS) provided Major Brands with a foundation of best practices for receiving, put-away/flow-through, inventory management, replenishment and more. These components were adapted to Major Brands' specific needs, helping it achieve a significant increase in how efficiently employees handled beverage cases over the last six years. The number of cases handled per employee per hour has increased more than 10 percent and, although volumes have incrased, finish times have remained constant or even below the prior year in some cases. Picking accuracy for cases and bottles is more than 99.9 percent.

"We could not move the volume that we do now without the HighJump WMS," explained Randy Simpson, Director of Operations, Major Brands. "It tracks all of our key data, such as which items we have in stock, where they are and their expiration dates. It has allowed our company to grow and to improve our service to customers."

Additionally, the configurability of the WMS helps Major Brands more efficiently track inventory from one location to another. For example, employees are instructed whether to store product in a secondary bulk location or in the forward pick location if the inventory there is below minimum stock levels.

Expanding functionalities, continued improvements
Since realizing significant success with the HighJump WMS, Major Brands upgraded to the latest version of the HighJump WMS to take advantage of new functionalities. It implemented much of the upgrade itself.

"That was a big advantage for us," explained Bill Schwein, Software Developer, Major Brands. "HighJump was very flexible in allowing us to implement a big portion of the new WMS and worked closely with us to make sure everything went smoothly. We were able to test all features of the new WMS prior to installation which gave us assurance that no customer service disruptions would take place during the actual implementation and yet still stay within our designated timeline."

With the upgraded WMS, Major Brands has access to the HighJump App Station, which allows users to browse and add functionalities much like a smart phone user would add apps to a device. This means being able to take advantage of new features & functionality as soon as it is available and maximum WMS adaptability without the need for any custom coding or workflow interruption. With the HighJump App Station, the HighJump WMS can grow alongside Major Brands, configuring to new challenges and operations as needed.

About HighJump Software Inc.
HighJump Software is a global provider of supply chain management software that streamlines the flow of inventory and information from supplier to store shelf. HighJump Software solutions for distribution and logistics, direct store delivery, trading partner connectivity, mobility and manufacturing include: warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, route accounting systems, manufacturing execution, mobile sales, ERP data collection and the TrueCommerce™ EDI Solutions Platform. Functionally rich and highly adaptable HighJump Software solutions support growing and evolving businesses in distribution, food and beverage, 3PL, retail, healthcare and consumer goods industries. For more information, visit

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