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HighJump mobile app aids fulfilment transactions in warehouse management systems

Steve Rogerson
February 14, 2017
 
HighJump, a Minnesota-based provider of supply chain network products, has released a mobile application that gives consumer- or commercial-grade smartphones and tablets the capabilities to execute inventory and order fulfilment transactions, lowering operational expenses and creating a more efficient workforce.
 
Called Supply Chain Advantage InMotion, it is built to run on iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile devices. That compatibility provides businesses with more handheld device flexibility and allows them to invest in widely available consumer products in addition to traditional, rugged commercial devices. Employees’ familiarity with these smartphones and tablets makes for easier on-boarding and increased productivity.
 
The app is included with the purchase of any HighJump Warehouse Advantage warehouse management system (WMS) or Retail Advantage in-store fulfilment system.
 
“At HighJump, we’re always focused on reducing operational expenses and increasing efficiency for our customers,” said HighJump executive vice president Ross Elliott. “This new, adaptable mobile application is in line with that philosophy because it harnesses the power of all the latest handheld devices to help businesses succeed. We designed the application for ease of use on touchscreens in an effort to help employees – especially the growing millennial workforce – contribute to the larger business goals.”
 
As the warehouse associate completes WMS-directed tasks using the app – often with a connected or integrated scanner – real-time information flows back to the WMS. If business processes or data collection requirements are changed within the WMS, they are reflected in the mobile app.
 
These devices can access the internet, place a phone call and embed additional HighJump capabilities, including additional mobile applications such as inspections with digital image captures. That is said to make it more robust than popular warehouse mobile devices such as RF scanners.
 
“The future of enterprise software is in mobile, and this product release is an important step forward in our vision of the next generation of supply chain technology,” said Chad Collins, HighJump chief operating officer. “The HighJump Supply Chain Advantage InMotion application is another tool that will allow our Warehouse Advantage and Retail Advantage customers to remain extremely successful in a hyper-competitive environment.”