November 27, 2007
Furniture Outlets USA and Grand Home Furnishings plan to improve distribution and productivity with RedPrairie Warehouse Management Solution
Milwaukee, WI - RedPrairie Corporation, a leading consumer driven optimization company, announced today that Furniture Outlets USA and Grand Home Furnishings have selected RedPrairie Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) to improve inventory accuracy, labor productivity and decrease overall distribution costs. Furniture Outlets USA, based in South Dakota, operates 24 carpet and furniture stores in four states; and Grand Home Furnishings, based in Virginia, is one of the largest furniture chains in the South.
Furniture Outlets USA and Grand Home Furnishings chose the RedPrairie solution to streamline processes for warehouse personnel and strengthen the back end of the business to increase output and decrease cost associated with the supply chain.
"Furniture Outlets USA's strategy has always been to sell products at a lower cost, promote a high level of customer service, attract and retain the best employees possible and utilize state-of-the-art inventory and information technology. RedPrairie is helping us stay true to that goal," said Gordy Wallenstein, President of Furniture Outlets USA.
"We chose RedPrairie because of their track record in the home furnishings industry. No other leading supply chain solution provider has so many successful implementations in our marketplace. RedPrairie's technology will help us make immediate gains and will also position us for future growth," said Barry Thornton, CIO for Grand Home Furnishings.
"Because of our long track record of serving the home furnishings industry, we have built a very robust solution with a rich set of functionality fine-tuned to meet furniture manufacturer's and retailer's needs. We currently have over 20 furniture customers making gains in inventory accuracy, employee productivity, visibility into inventory and overall customer satisfaction," said Jerry Neville, Sr. Vice President for RedPrairie.
About Grand Home Furnishings
Grand Home Furnishings, based in Roanoke, Virginia, is one of the largest furniture chains in the South based on amount of furniture sold. The Company was founded 95 years ago, operates 16 stores in 14 cities and towns throughout Western and Central Virginia, East Tennessee and the eastern part of West Virginia.
For more information, visit www.grandhomefurnishings.com.
About Furniture Outlets USA
Furniture Outlets USA, founded in 1976 by William A. Hinks, has grown from a single location in Sioux Falls, SD to one of America's top 100 furniture retailers. It owns and operates 22 furniture stores and two carpet stores in four states. In Sioux Falls, the company has South Dakota Furniture Mart, Unclaimed Freight Furniture, Unclaimed Freight Clearance Center, Furniture Outlets USA Factory Clearance and Carpet One. The company has four Furniture Outlet USA stores in Minnesota, one in Iowa and one in Fargo, North Dakota.
For more information, visit www.furnitureoutletsusa.com
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 www.RedPrairie.com.
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