HighJump, Microsoft join forces
HighJump Software, a 3M company, will integrate its Supply Chain Advantage suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0, Microsoft’s ERP product. The company said the integration will improve implementation times.
As companies look to combine business processes between the warehouse and back office operations, such systems integrate customer returns, purchase order processing, order fulfillment, quality holds and cycle counting.
“An increasing number of our clients are using Microsoft Dynamics AX, and we needed to support integration to help ensure key supply chain data is transferred throughout their businesses quickly and accurately,” said Joel Levinson, president, HighJump Software. “We’re proud to have worked side-by-side with both Microsoft and Columbus IT during the development process and believe our clients will be very happy with the results.”
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey