Access Business Group Selects Warehouse Management (WMS) and Workforce Management Solutions from RedPrairie

Distribution and manufacturing leader cites RedPrairie's single integrated platform and global capabilities as key selection criteria

Milwaukee, WI - RedPrairie Corporation, a leading consumer driven optimization company, announced today that distribution and manufacturing leader Access Business Group has selected RedPrairie's Warehouse Management and Workforce Management solutions. Access Business Group is part of the Alticor family of companies, which also includes Amway Corporation, Quixtar Inc. and Alticor Corporate Enterprises. The company has close to two million square feet of distribution space, processes over 15 million packages yearly and supports the number-one-rated online health and beauty shopping website, as rated by Internet Retailer magazine.

"We selected RedPrairie because their WMS, Slotting, Workforce Management and Parcel solutions are on a single integrated platform and share a common architecture," said Darren Puskarich, Director of Distribution, Access Business Group. "We like the fact that RedPrairie's overall architecture was more enterprise-focused than other companies we evaluated, making it a better choice for a growing global company like ours."

"Accelerating growth on a global scale is critical to Access Business Group and we believe our integrated technology platform and experience working with global companies will help them reach those goals," said Mike Mayoras, CEO for RedPrairie.

About Access Business Group

Access Business Group has world-class talent and facilities to develop, make and distribute high-quality products worldwide, not only for Amway and Quixtar, but for other companies as well. Access Business Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alticor Inc. Access Business Group is supported by more than 3,000 employees worldwide.

Access Business Group is located at Alticor's world headquarters, 7575 Fulton Street East, Ada, Michigan 49355, USA. Access Business Group and its affiliates operate state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ada, Michigan and Buena Park, California, USA and in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, the People's Republic of China. In the USA, Access Business Group operates farms in Lakeview, California and Trout Lake, Washington, as well as international farms in Mexico and Brazil. Additionally, Access Business Group operates seven distribution centers across North America that total over 1.725 million sq. ft. of warehousing space.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 32,000 sites worldwide for many of the world's largest companies.

RedPrairie's E2e(TM) solutions synchronize people and products throughout the customer buying cycle to ensure goods reach the right place at the right time. At the point of sale, this means consumers have access to desired products and that the store is staffed with the right people to help them make their purchases. In the production cycle, it means suppliers and manufacturers time and synchronize shipments and production based on demand signals from the retailer. And in the back room of the store, it means having the least amount of inventory, solving the "last yard" problem of the retail supply chain.

With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support. For additional information, call 1.877.733.7724, or access

RedPrairie Public Relations Contacts:

North America
Renee Truttmann

Lucy Allen
+ 44 (0) 1494 486636
Europe and Asia Pac
Nathalie Vanden Houwe
+32 (0)54 31 86 93

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