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HighJump Honored with Green Supply Chain Award

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Press Release

2015 Supply and Demand Chain Green AwardMINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 15, 2015) -- HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that it is a recipient of the 2015 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 was chosen from over 100 entries submitted to Supply & Demand Chain Executive based on specific examples of how HighJump solutions are helping customers achieve sustainability goals, including:

  • HighJump warehouse management system (WMS) enables customers to drastically reduce their paper needs as well as better control all product flows and optimize product movements, which saves energy.
  • HighJump Retail Advantage helps customers in the omnichannel space make better decisions about getting a product to the customer, whether that’s by shipping, delivery or in-store pick-up. Retailers are able to quickly determine the most efficient method of fulfilling a customer’s order, and help save fuel cost and energy resources.
  • HighJump Transportation Management enables companies to see a substantial reduction in their carbon footprint thanks to a solution that implements route planning, mode selection and carrier choice.
  • HighJump Container Advantage optimizes containerization processes by selection the proper carton size for the best item arrangement, cutting the amount of time and material used in the packing process.
  • The TrueCommerce EDI Platform allows organizations to easily connect with virtually any trading partner, achieve business sustainability and reduce environmental impact by saving resources throughout the whole supply chain.
Universal Pasteurization Company provides high pressure processing (HPP) services, along with cold storage and other value added services, to a range of food industry customers. Universal Pasteurization relies on HighJump’s AccellosOne Enterprise 3PL warehouse management system (WMS) to track products going through HPP from start to finish. The HighJump WMS allows Universal Pasteurization to keep lot number integrity, separation of pre and post HPP products, and place products on hold when needed. This level of traceability is critical for the company to gain the full benefits of HPP, which include:
  • Extended product shelf life (lowering cost associated with returns)
  • Support “Clean Label” initiatives
  • Only requires water (which is recycled) and electricity to operate, making HPP a more environmentally friendly option than chemical treatments.
“Sustainability is integral to Universal’s business model,” said Curt Roberts, COO, Universal Pasteurization Company. “This begins within our facilities: we have reduced energy and water usage in our operations through energy-efficient LED lighting and water recycling. By maintaining tight operational and inventory controls throughout our supply chain using HighJump’s AccellosOne Enterprise 3PL warehouse management system (WMS), we’re contributing to food safety, sustainability and efficient distribution with lot number integrity, separation of pre and post HPP products, and the ability to quickly place products on hold when needed. This allows us to provide sustainable, clean-label products to customers that have an extended shelf life.”

“HighJump is proud to receive this award again this year, recognizing our adaptable solutions continue to help our customers meet sustainability goals,” said Ross Elliott, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, HighJump. “The supply chain provides great opportunity for companies to lessen their environmental impact, and we’re happy to provide technology to play a role in that quest.”

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.