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The Consortium for Purchasing and Distribution Chooses the HighJump Warehouse Management System

April 28, 2014

U.K.-based specialized distributor of education and care supplies makes integrated supply chain execution processes a top priority

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that The Consortium for Purchasing and Distribution has selected the HighJump™ Warehouse Advantage to optimize the accuracy and performance of its supply chain. Based in Trowbridge in the United Kingdom, The Consortium provides a large range of supplies and services to assist organizations in the education, early childhood, and eldercare industries operate at their best, from learning resources to cleaning products.

As part of its new integrated supply chain execution processes, The Consortium will leverage the HighJump warehouse management system (WMS) to strengthen the productivity of its distribution centers while improving customer service even further. With this best-of-breed solution, The Consortium will have greater visibility throughout its warehouse; more accurate picking, packing and inventory management; and stronger workflow planning and order management. The HighJump WMS is also one of the most flexible solutions on the market, giving The Consortium the ability to adapt its operations to any business need and help ensure that the company continues its record of award-winning services.

“We have high standards to maintain and ambitious plans to drive forward further improvements,” said Jan Steenberg, supply chain director, The Consortium. “We chose the HighJump WMS because of its superior functionality and the company’s commitment to continue to develop best-in-class solutions. For us, this is a strategic partnership and we are pleased to be working with HighJump, whose staff has shown a great understanding of the challenges we face.”

“We are pleased to work with such a diverse and respected company, and proud of our experienced team that delivered exceptional service throughout the process,” said Gary Nemmers, senior vice president and general manager of the supply chain execution group, HighJump Software. “The adaptability of our warehouse management system will serve The Consortium well into the future, no matter what business challenges the company faces. We look forward to a continued, strong relationship.”

“Jan and his team were a pleasure to work with and we could not be more pleased to earn this business,” said David Houser, vice president of international sales, HighJump Software. “The Consortium will have a great solution in place for their immediate needs, but just as importantly, they will be positioned for strong future growth with our flexible architecture.”

About The Consortium

The Consortium has been serving organizations and businesses delivering public services for over 40 years. It currently works with over 30,000 customers from the education, early years and care sectors providing them with all the supplies and services they need to operate on a daily basis. As a customer-led business, The Consortium brings together a wide range of disparate products, presents them in an easy to access way and delivers a first class service. This is the essence of their Buying Made Easy formula which is so popular with customers. The Consortium includes education supplier, West Mercia Supplies, and is part of the Smiths News Group, whose strong financial and commercial base supports and underpins its future growth. For more information, visit http://www.consortium.com.

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 and mobility, trading partner connectivity, mobility and manufacturing include: warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, route accounting systems, manufacturing execution, mobile sales, 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 www.highjump.com.

HighJump and HighJump Software are trademarks of HighJump Software Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.



HighJump Software

Katie Wolfe, 1-800-328-3271 x1186

katie.wolfe@highjump.com

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