Avnet Logistics Achieves Successful RedPrairie Warehouse Management Implementation
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Press release date: February 10, 2010
Global technology distribution leader now live in Chandler, Ariz. and Tongeren, Belgium logistics centers
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - RedPrairie Holding, Inc., a productivity solutions provider, announced today that Avnet Logistics, a division of Avnet, Inc., has achieved a successful rollout of RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution. A global technology marketing, distribution and services company, Avnet has implemented Warehouse Management in the organization's 228,000 square foot Chandler, Ariz. Global Solutions Center, a facility capable of building and shipping 700,000 systems annually, along with their warehouse in Tongeren, Belgium.
"We expect RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution to help us be more efficient as we grow our expanding logistics business," says Jim Smith, President of Avnet Logistics. "We consider their organization's knowledge of supply chain technology, and their reach around the globe, to be among the best in the industry."
When opened in 2009, Avnet's Chandler facility doubled Avnet Americas' integration capacity, prompting the need for a more robust management system that would also improve Avnet's flexibility to quickly and effectively adapt to high-end configuration requirements. RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution directs activity at the facility, helping Avnet deliver better service faster and at a lower overall cost. Avnet partnered with supply chain services firm Fortna Inc. for the successful implementation in the Chandler facility.
Since deploying RedPrairie, Avnet's Belgium facility has automated planning, with RedPrairie's solution setting order priority and directing picking and packing tasks based on requested delivery, order entry, and carrier departure times. In addition, the logistics center also features voice picking for each employee, along with serial number capture for thousands of different SKUs on each pallet.
"Like many of our customers, Avnet's operations illustrate just how important efficient logistics practice is for any business," says RedPrairie CEO, Mike Mayoras. "It's a privilege working with a company with such continued dedication to meeting the needs of customers."
About Avnet Inc. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 27, 2009, Avnet generated revenue of $16.23 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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