Cadre Technologies Partners with Tom Zosel Associates to Integrate Labor Management Software with Warehouse Management Software


Cadre's Cadence software system now provides cost advantages through labor tracking tools

DENVER, January 28, 2009 - Cadre Technologies is making managing warehouse operations even more cost-effective by offering new labor management capabilities, training and consulting. Through a partnership with Tom Zosel Associates, Ltd. (TZA), Cadre is integrating TZA's ProTrack® labor management software with Cadre's Cadence warehouse management system.

"Labor management has become a base requirement for running a cost-effective distribution operation because labor costs account for 50 to 65 percent of a company's total distribution spending," said Paul Schweet, vice president of TZA. "In fact, we've found that when warehouses aren't using labor management software, costs are typically 25 to 40 percent higher."

With the addition of TZA's ProTrack to Cadence, Cadre's customers can increase productivity and employee retention, reduce labor costs and improve overall business while gaining substantial savings in operating costs. The partnership between Cadre and TZA means Cadre's Cadence is a comprehensive solution incorporating warehouse management software with labor management capabilities.

TZA is a leading supply chain consulting firm delivering management consulting, engineering, technology and human capital solutions to assist companies in achieving world-class customer service and a least-cost operating position within their supply chain. TZA's ProTrack is a state-of-the-art system that accurately calculates work duration, tracks associate time against standards and provides proactive management tools. The result is real-time data, giving management the information they need to make decisions quickly, providing potential labor savings of 25 to 40 percent.

"Cadre's dedication to improving our customers' bottom lines will always be a priority," said Joe Caston, president and chief executive officer of Cadre Technologies. "Our collaboration with TZA allows us to enhance our warehouse management software with labor management tools that track labor costs, letting companies do more by driving efficiency into their workforce."

About Cadre Technologies

Cadre Technologies is the leading provider of supply chain management software for the fulfillment, logistics and manufacturing industries. Cadre's software automates companies' warehouse and fulfillment management processes. Cadre is the largest software provider to the third-party logistics industry. Clients include Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, OHL and JM Family Enterprises. The company headquarters are located in Denver, Colo., with additional locations in Baltimore, Md. and Lenexa, Kan. To learn more about Cadre Technologies, visit www.cadretech.com or call 877-564-4843.

About Tom Zosel Associates, LTD.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tom Zosel Associates (TZA) is a best practices logistics consulting company. Core competencies include strategic planning, facility design and material handling engineering, optimized labor performance, professional training, transportation system design and logistics software solutions, including labor management and slotting software, as well as warehouse management systems. TZA's critical advantage is its hands-on operational expertise, which allows it to create and implement innovative solutions for even the most complex distribution challenges.

Company Contact:
Tom Zosel Associates
Paul Schweet
847-540-6543
pschweet@tzaconsulting.com

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