HighJump Beefs up TMS Capabilities with Pinnacle Acquisition

Supply chain execution specialist adds on-demand transportation management solution to solution lineup

Supply chain execution specialist adds on-demand transportation management solution to solution lineup

Eden Prairie, MN — July 7, 2006 — Supply chain execution (SCE) specialist HighJump Software has acquired Pinnacle Distribution Concepts, a transportation management system (TMS) provider specializing in the delivery of Web-based, "on-demand" solutions.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. HighJump is a 3M company.

On-demand services, accessed through a hosted model, are emerging as a preferred architecture for TMS solutions. HighJump believes that Pinnacle's FreightLogic Web-based TMS, delivered today as an on-demand service, will position the software company among the leaders in meeting this market trend.

The addition of Pinnacle expands HighJump Software's presence in the transportation market, and HighJump believes FreightLogic will help its customers minimize shipping costs while improving customer service. FreightLogic will become a component within the HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite, which features integrated software applications that manage supply chain operations from the source of materials through final delivery.

"The integration of Pinnacle's transportation management system with the HighJump suite creates tremendous opportunities for growth and market reach," said Chris Heim, president and general manager of HighJump. "On-demand transportation management solutions make a lot of sense for many business models today. Our customers will benefit from a full line of flexible solutions that work together to create highly efficient, global supply chains."


Additional Articles of Interest

— Financial accountability laws offer an opportunity to elevate the importance of Supply Chain to the C-level suite. Find out more in "The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Supply Chain Management," in the April/May 2006 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— Thinking about automating your warehousing operations? Take a strategic stance with this helpful guide: "The Analyst Corner: Warehouse Management," in the April/May 2006 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.