RedPrairie WMS Offers Complete Raw Materials Visibility for CPG, Food, and Beverage Companies


Solution provides greater insight into the production of goods,
providing traceability and improved consumer confidence

Milwaukee, WI - RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimization company, announced today that its Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) offers complete raw material controls throughout production and through finished goods, resulting in reduced waste and improved customer confidence for consumer packaged goods (CPG), food and beverage companies.

"A recent Food Marketing Institute study found only 66 percent of shoppers are confident that the food they buy at the grocery store is safe compared to 82 percent last year," said Tom Kozenski, Vice President of Product Strategy for RedPrairie. "We believe improved raw materials control and traceability throughout the supply chain will have a positive impact on consumer confidence and our customer's brands. We're proud of our 30-plus-year track record improving warehouse and workforce utilization, inventory accuracy, and product traceability to the CPG, food and beverage industries."

In a typical production line, raw materials and finished goods are treated as separate processes. Often, as raw materials move to the production line, 2 to 10 percent of those materials are wasted and visibility into those materials is lost as they enter the next phase of production. RedPrairie's solutions offer:

o Complete visibility of all materials throughout the production process

o Significant improvement in tracking waste on the production line

o Ability to reassign raw materials to multiple work orders due to improved tracking methods

o Superior raw material traceability specifically for recalls or stringent QA processes

o Enhanced inventory control from raw materials to finished goods

o Improved compliance with governmental regulations, bioterrorism acts, and FDA regulations

RedPrairie clients include the top five global consumer products companies and seven of the top ten global food and beverage companies including companies like ConAgra, Hershey's, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 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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