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Ajover Selects HighJump Software to Help Manage International Growth With End-to-End Supply Chain Execution Solutions

Multinational Manufacturer to Improve Throughput and Inventory Accuracy for Diverse Product Lines by Leveraging HighJump's Robust, Multilingual Solutions

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:00 am CDT

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.
"Trust is a big factor in a decision like this and HighJump has already proven its commitment to our business."

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HighJump Software, a 3M company, the global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution (SCE) solutions, today announced that Ajover S.A., a multinational producer of construction materials, disposables, catering packages and petrochemical resins, has selected HighJump's Supply Chain Advantage suite to manage its fast-growing supply chain operations. HighJump's end-to-end suite will optimize all warehouse, yard and transportation management functions, as well as collaboration with international suppliers and other trading partners. Ajover evaluated many SCE vendors before selecting HighJump to drive improvements in throughput, inventory accuracy and product handling for its diverse, fast-growing product lines.

Although Ajover's worldwide manufacturing plants already feature state-of-the art automation, its warehouses lacked similar enhancements. With HighJump, Ajover will be empowered to modernize its warehouses and create a seamless interface to additional warehouse automation tools. Ajover will implement HighJump's multilingual solutions in its main warehouse in Bogota, Colombia, followed by other facilities in South America, the United States, Europe and the Middle East over the next five years.

"We selected HighJump because we were very impressed with both the robust, adaptable functionality and the professional, personal way in which all of our interactions with HighJump were handled," said Albert Douer, executive vice president, Ajover. "Trust is a big factor in a decision like this and HighJump has already proven its commitment to our business."

"We're pleased to continue our international momentum by working with Ajover to address their complex supply chain requirements," said Chris Heim, president, HighJump Software. "Our system will easily manage the diversity of their product lines in a way that improves accuracy and efficiency, while generating low, total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the system."

About Ajover S.A.

Ajover S.A. has the capacity to provide their products to customers around the world through strategically located production and distribution centers. The company has production plants in Spain, Colombia, Turkey and Israel, and additional logistics centers in the United States, Italy, Germany, England, Poland and Venezuela, making it possible to deliver products in a matter of hours.

Ajover's production plants are equipped with specialized laboratories that allow the company to maintain the highest quality standards and to develop new products. Furthermore, their plants are ISO-9002 certified. Ajover S.A. is a group of companies that apart from producing construction materials, manufactures disposables, catering packages and petrochemistry resins.

About HighJump Software, a 3M Company

HighJump Software, a 3M company, is the global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution solutions that streamline distribution from the point of source through consumption. HighJump's tightly integrated solutions empower operational excellence in the warehouse and optimize the flow of inventory throughout the supply chain by facilitating collaboration with customers, suppliers and trading partners. These comprehensive solutions combine robust, standard functionality; a best practices-based implementation methodology; and a uniquely adaptable architecture that facilitates fast, cost-effective system modifications. The result: the industry's lowest total cost of ownership for more than 700 satisfied customers worldwide. As part of the 3M family, HighJump leads the industry in financial strength and delivers on an unmatched commitment to innovation and quality. HighJump leverages these advantages to continually expand its solution footprint and empower operational excellence for domestic and multinational customers. For more information about HighJump, visit www.highjump.com.

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