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3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part Two: Market Impact
Both HighJump's and OMI's customers should be pleased because these acquisitions should center their vendors’ supply chain execution products inside a larger

3m highjump  HighJump products, for example, 3M views HighJump as a natural extension to its Industrial Services and Solutions Division's existing and envisioned services and software. Indeed, the above acquisitions do not seem to be opportunistic bargain buys of technologies. Neither have the acquired vendors been examples of desperation, as indicated by their decent price tags, which were well above their respective revenue levels (such as not only have HighJump's original investors recouped their investment, but Read More...
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3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events
It appears that instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and undervalued warehouse management and supply

3m highjump  Services and Solutions . 3M believes combining its strong brand, global presence and business process excellence with HighJump Software's SCE will help customers optimize their business processes across an even broader range of industries and geographies. Further, 3M is not a newcomer in the goods-moving department, and it already uses HighJump's software in several divisions. Although it is considering integrating HighJump's software into its own supply chain system, the company maintains its main goal Read More...
Unlikely Acquisition Has Insiders Scratching Their Heads
The announcement in September 2006 that Illinois Tool Works Inc. had made an offer to acquire all of Click Commerce's common stock made many market insiders

3m highjump  example is the early-2004 3M acquisition of HighJump Software (see 3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International ). ITW might want to follow 3M's way of handling HighJump —HighJump was organized as a separate limited liability company (LLC); 3M has maintained HighJump Software as a brand name (HighJump Software, a 3M company), and at a separate location; and 3M placed only two resources into the company (a controller and a person who was supposed to keep the rest of 3M at bay). Moreover, Read More...
3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
Existing smaller customers of both acquired vendors should closely monitor any changes to determine whether they will continue to receive acceptable support and

3m highjump  for cross- and up-sell, 3M will have to resist the temptation to expand a HighJump software suite to new, unsupported verticals. 3M will have to be careful not to lose the deep SCE domain knowledge present in HighJump today. Vertical industry depth and expertise is critical to ongoing success, and should be encouraged and nurtured. However, it maybe easily neglected with a slew of complementary but diverse technologies and subsequent attempts to intertwine them. While the product overlap is seemingly Read More...
Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

3m highjump  in early 2004 (see 3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International ). HighJump has subsequently unveiled the development of its production management solution, with the prospect of its traditional SCE suite exhibiting considerably more manufacturing-oriented functionality down the track. Yet, while some of these vendors can expect to continue to grow their revenues, historically mergers and acquisitions have often proven to be an impediment to growth. When some software specialist are Read More...
Global Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations
The global trade management market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and competition will only increase in the future. While each GTM

3m highjump  Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations Competition TradeBeam , one of the largest global trade management (GTM) solution providers in the market, provides an indisputably competitive product. Through a series of mergers and in-house, organic developments, TradeBeam has developed or is in the process of cultivating a holistic approach to global trade, encompassing import shipment visibility to trade compliance. However, the GTM market is characterized by early adopters and Read More...
How Supply Chain Management Helps Today's Engineer-to-order Companies
In today's competitive engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environment, procuring components on time and within budget is crucial. With rising fuel costs and

3m highjump  Supply Chain Management Helps Today's Engineer-to-order Companies In today's dynamic manufacturing industry, companies are feeling the squeeze of fierce competition, as goods are being produced more cheaply in developing countries. Because of this, global sourcing for parts is a huge factor in cost reduction. In the project-based nature of the engineer-to-order (ETO) world's manufacturing processes, specific parts are needed at precise times. As well, because ETO manufacturing must meet stringent milest Read More...
As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next?
Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by

3m highjump  Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next? The Middleware Dilemma As the radio frequency identification (RFID) ecosystem evolves, it is becoming clear that not all of the position players are going to survive a shake-out as technologies overlap. One category in the ecosystem, namely middleware, is especially vulnerable. Forrester Research defines middleware as the platforms for managing RFID data and routing it Read More...
Dealing with Global Trade Management Complexity
To optimally complete the global trade cycle, a business must automate, track, and provide visibility to the entire global trade management process to optimize

3m highjump  with Global Trade Management Complexity Dealing With GTM Complexity The moves of JP Morgan Chase and TradeBeam, and their respective acquisitions, as discussed in Market Leaders of Global Trade Management of this note, indicate that the global trade management (GTM) space is consolidating and that point solution providers are disappearing. Leaders like JP Morgan Chase and TradeBeam understand that to truly improve global trade, one must be able to manage both the physical and the financial supply ch Read More...
Global Trade Regulatory Software: Vendor Obstacles and User Recommendations
The acquisition of Vastera by JPMorgan Chase indicates that finance in GTM is just as important as the physical movement of goods. However, there are still a

3m highjump  Trade Regulatory Software: Vendor Obstacles and User Recommendations The Merger Rationale At first glance, the acquisition of Vastera (NASDAQ: VAST) by JPMorgan Chase , N . A . (NYSE: JPM) might appear odd. The former is a public, global trade solutions provider and the latter is one of the leading global providers of financial services. However, JPMorgan's encroachment into the global trade management (GTM) software market illustrates that finance is as valuable as the actual movement of goods in Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

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RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part One: Event Summary
A consolidation within the warehouse management systems/ supply chain execution market, which many pundits had long been predicting, but had hardly taken place

3m highjump  are the agreement by 3M to acquire HighJump Software ; the acquisition of OMI International by Retalix (see 3M Wraps Up HighJump, while Retalix Shops OMI International ); and the acquisitions of TRW by QAD and TDC Solutions by Epicor . The best example of an intra-market merger is the early February announcement of RedPrairie Corporation ( www.redprairie.com , formerly McHugh Software International ). This upbeat provider of broad SCE solutions announced the acquisition of LIS ( www.lis-online.com ), its Read More...
Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing?
Supply chain management is a long-term strategy. The centerpiece for supply chain execution—the warehouse management system (WMS)—is an excellent place to start

3m highjump  Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing? HighJump TM Warehouse Advantage offers advanced warehouse management functionality to manage even the most complex distribution environments. This powerful WMS helps to ensure fast, accurate fulfillment through directed, optimized workflow, utilizing advanced wireless and barcode technologies. Containerization, wave planning and slotting drive further efficiencies. Source: High Jump Resources Related to Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing? : Warehouse Read More...
Integrated Learning and Performance: Essential to a Talent Management Strategy
Companies once responded to tighter labor markets with a greater emphasis on recruiting. Today, more firms are focusing on engagement, retention, and driving

3m highjump  companies like Levis Strauss, 3M, Hitachi and BF Goodrich are not immune. Indeed, the 2007 EIU report also reported that aside from the risks associated with terrorism and climate change, human capital risk was the challenge they felt their organizations were currently least equipped to overcome. Thus, the benefits of talent management integration - performance and learning in particular - are likely to offset some of the risks referred to by the HBR authors and the EIU research. The better data gleaned f Read More...

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